GLENFIELD – Robert J. Doner, 79, of the McPhilmy Road died on Christmas day, Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Upstate Medical University where he was a patient since December 20th.
Bob was born in Syracuse on June 30, 1933, and raised on Tipp Hill the son of the late Edward A. and Helen Elizabeth Stapleton Doner. He attended school in Syracuse and received his GED, and entered the US Air Force and served during the Korean conflict. Bob retired from the Onondaga Sheriffs Department as a Special Deputy Sheriff. He moved to the Chases Lake area in the early 1960s because of the snowmobiling, hunting and fishing and shared his home with several dogs.
He is survived by his son and his wife, Mark R. and Elizabeth Liz; their children, John P. Haas, Patrick W. Haas, Ian J. Doner, Patricia E. Haas, Christina I. Doner, McKenzie L. Haas, Journey R. Doner and Emily L. Doner; his two sisters, Teresa Punch and Norine and her husband Werner Wilsch, all of Syracuse; two brothers, Richard and his wife Jeanie Doner, and Gerald Doner, all of Syracuse; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Doner of Lisbon; several nieces and nephews, a good friend Barbara Edick of Lowville. He is predeceased by his granddaughter Helen E. Izzy Doner and a brother Edward M.
In his earlier years Bob was a communicant of St. Patricks Church, Syracuse, a member of the Lowville American Legion Post # 163, Lowville Elks Lodge #1605, and Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 V.F.W.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Patricks at a later date.
A graveside military service will be held in the spring at Sperryville Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
On-line condolences should be sent to www.sundquistfh.com.