KANE - Donald "Poofer" VonArx Sr., 87, of 532 Old Kane Road, Wilcox, died Thursday morning (July 16, 2015) at his residence.
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He was born Feb. 10, 1928, in Wilcox, the son of the late Charles and Violet (Whippo) VonArx. On April 28, 1954, in Wilcox, he married Dolores Deibler, who preceded him in death.
Mr. VonArx resided in Wilcox his entire life and had been employed at Keystone Carbon Co. and prior to that the Wilcox Tannery. He was a member of the Wilcox Legion, the Wilcox Sportsmen Club and the Wilcox Presbyterian Church. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, baking and cooking, and was well known for making sausage for family and friends.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Sally (Rick) Zimmerman of Wilcox; one son, Donald (Tina) VonArx Jr., also of Wilcox; one granddaughter, Samatha (Jim) Costanzo; two grandsons, Casey (Nikki) Zimmerman and Andrew VonArx; three great-grandsons, Isaac, Aiden and Luke Zimmerman; two sisters, Vivian Smith and Shirley Smith; his very close friend, Carol Nortum; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger and Keith VonArx; and one sister Jane McAlee.
A private visitation was conducted at Cummings Funeral Home and burial followed in the Wilcox Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at the Wilcox Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Mark Cantaral, pastor, officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Wilcox Presbyterian Church, the Wilcox Fire Dept. or the donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com
Published in The Bradford Era from July 18 to July 25, 2015