Donald R. Conant

Donald R. Conant, 78, of Hamilton, N.Y., passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, N.Y.

He was born March 8, 1935, in Waverly, N.Y., a son of Donald H. and Elizabeth Conant. He was a graduate of Madison High School and Syracuse University Forestry School at Wanakena, N.Y.

Donald married Arline I. Kokinda, who predeceased him June 16, 1994. On Feb. 12, 2005, he married Gladys J. (Butler) Graham in St. Mary's Church, Hamilton, N.Y.

Donald worked for Heath Consultant, Stoughton, Mass., until his retirement.

He enjoyed the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing.

Donald was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hamilton, N.Y.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys; his children, Donald H. and Doris Conant, Exeter; Sandra L. Conant and Joyce A. Booth, both of Mountain Top; stepchildren, Sean and Kathy Graham, Hamilton, N.Y.; Erin Williams, Schenectady, N.Y.; Scott and Elcie Graham, Montana; Christopher and Sandra Graham, Cherry Valley, N.Y.; Judy Graham, Hamilton, N.Y.; Heather Graham, Westville, N.Y.; William and Connie Graham, Madison, N.Y.; Laurel and Sean Marling, China; 28 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Madison Street, Hamilton, N.Y. Interment will be private at the convenience of his family. Friends are invited to call at Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, N.Y., from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the ,

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 20, 2013