Clair L. Doner
Clair L. Doner, 81, of Kill Buck, New York died Friday, January 29, 2016 at his home following a long illness.
Born March 21, 1934 in Salamanca, New York, he was the son of the late Theodore and Coralyen Harold Doner. He was married on June 17, 1956 in Massachusetts to the former Jeanne Bixby, who predeceased him on April 2, 2012.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Korea.
Mr. Doner had been employed with Dresser Rand in Olean and Houston, Texas for over 23 years, retiring in 1982. He had also worked at the former Crowley Machine Shop in Salamanca.
He was a former member of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He also liked woodworking and building custom furniture. He was involved in youth sports – coaching SYA football and basketball, as well as being a former Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader.
Surviving are: a daughter, Jeannie Doner, Salamanca, NY; three sons, Percy Doner, Bellafonte, PA, Stephen (Carrie Dulanski) Doner, Kill Buck, NY, Todd Doner, Great Valley, NY; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Rae Brol, Livonia, NY; a brother, John Doner, Salamanca, NY; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Loujene Doner, and two brothers, Theodore Doner and Walter Doner.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Lonto, pastor, officiating.
Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York.
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