Donald "Don" REUKAUF

REUKAUF - Donald "Don" 81, of Constantia, formerly of Orchard Park, passed away peacefully on Friday, after a brief illness. Son of Robert and Mary Reukauf, Don graduated from W. Seneca High School. Don served his country with the US Marines during the Korean War where he was a Purple Heart recipient. He attended the Bulova School of Watch Making in NYC and owned and operated Orchard Park Jewelry Store before retiring in 1982 from Moog Valve in Elma, NY. Don is a lifetime member of Constantia VFW Post #7325 and Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener, and SU fan. Don is predeceased by his parents and grandson Marky Reukauf. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, the former Mary Lou Kongesor; sons Richard (Tamera O'Dell), Ronald (Barb), Garry, Donald II (Carey), and Mark (Sandy) Reukauf; daughters Ellie (Kevin) Neary and Karen Reukauf-Rogers; sisters Beatrice Hines and Shirley Swing; 27 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral Services and Calling Hours were held on Monday at TRAUB FUNERAL HOME, 684 N. Main St., Central Square. Contributions may be made to Constantia VFW Post #7325 or Constantia Volunteer Fire Department. Please visit for On-Line Guest Book.

Published in the Buffalo News on Jan. 22, 2013