Donald G. Dietschweiler, Sr.,80, of OgdensburgPosted: Updated:
Funeral services for Donald G. Dietschweiler, Sr., age 80, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 10:00AM at Frary Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Chapple officiating.
Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2:00PM to 5:00PM on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.
Mr. Dietschweiler passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at his home.
Donald is survived by a daughter, Kandace Dietschweiler and her companion, Tim Hartley, of Ogdensurg, NY; two sons, Michael Dietschweiler and his wife, Dawn, and Donald Dietschweiler and his companion, Kim Regan, both of Ogdensburg, NY; two sisters, Betty McReynolds of Ottawa, Canada and Jean King of Ottawa, Canada; four grandchildren, Brittany Brianne Dietschweiler and Katelyn, Leanne and Isabelle Dietschweiler; four great grandchildren.
He is predeceased by a granddaughter, Deanna Elizabeth Dietschweiler and a brother, Robert Dietschweiler.
Donald was born on April 6, 1938, in Prescott, Ontario, the son of Charles and Rita Perrin Dietschweiler. Donald married Elizabeth “Betty” Bell on August 3, 1963, with the Rev. David Stinebrickner officiating. She predeceased him on December 26, 2012.
Donald started his career in the plumbing and heating business with his uncle. After coming to the United States, Donald joined the Local 117 in Watertown, NY, which later merged to the Local 73 Steamfitters Union in Oswego, where he began his work on the St. Lawrence Seaway Project. Donald later worked on the two local prisons and also at Fort Drum and CoGeneration Plant as a Job Superintendent.
Donald was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and the Moose. Donald played in the Old Timer’s Hockey League. Previously, Donald played in a semi pro hockey league when he resided in Canada. He enjoyed country western music and loved spending time with his two dogs, Molly and Polly. Since Donald’s retirement, he loved working with his daughter on the farm, helping her farm grow. They had a very close relationship not only as father and daughter but also as partners in the family farm.
Donations may be made in Donald’s memory to Heuvelton Fire Department, 95 N State St, Heuvelton, NY 13654 and American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.
Online condolences may be made at www.fraryfuneralhome.com.