Donald H. Neckers, 89, formerly of North Rd., Findley Lake, N.Y., passed away peacefully at Absolut Care in Westfield, N.Y., on Feb. 28, 2013.
He and his wife of 63 years, Evelyn J. Sphon Neckers, who passed in November 2008, were lifelong residents of Findley Lake where they raised their children.
Son of Lephe and Henry Neckers, Don was also raised in Mina township. Don retired from General Electric in 1979, was a lifetime member of Findley Lake Volunteer Fire Department and joined the Southtown Woodcarvers in Jamestown, N.Y., later in life. Don embraced nature and derived is greatest joys from fishing, gardening, camping and showing off his beautiful wooden animal carvings. He was very dedicated to his family and is fondly remembered by all for "tinkering in his shop," and his ability to fix anything with duct tape.
Donald H. Neckers
Don's memory will be carried on by his surviving children, Jim (Connie) Neckers of Hamilton, Ohio, Betty (Mike) Barnes of Mayville, N.Y., and daughter-in-law Joan Neckers (Larry, who passed in 2008) of Findley Lake, N.Y.; grandchildren, Katie (Dustin) Swartzenberger of Ganville, Ohio, Sherry (Rob) Quactemeyer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jennifer (Jody) Rager, Laura (David) Moran of Canann, Conn., and Missy (Scott) Howard of Attica, N.Y.; step-grandchild, Shawn (Marica) Barnes of Columbus, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Alex Swartzenberger, Julia Quactemeyer, Sydnie and Gaberiel Rager, Mary, John, Anne and Daniel Moran and Zakry and Jake Howard; and step-great-grandchild, Veronica Barnes.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Larry and infant son Billy; and siblings Arthur, Kenneth, Frances and Genivieve.
Friends were received from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, March 5 at Spitzer Funeral Home, Sherman, N.Y. Don was honored at the service by Minister Connie Neckers, beloved daughter-in-law. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Findley Lake Volunteer Fire Department or Mina-Findley Lake Historical Society.