Donald V. Eigo, Sr.

Obituary
  • "REST IN PEACE....."
    - MARIA GONZALEZ
  • "Rest well my friend."
    - Zinny Politis

PALENVILLE-Mr. Donald V. Eigo, Sr., 83 , of Palenville, formerly of Mirror Lake, Ulster Park, died Friday evening, June 20th, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at Albany Medical Center. Don was born in Kingston, N.Y. on Aug. 2, 1930, a son of the late Frank Joseph and Loretta (Burger) Eigo. As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, he was in active duty at the Nevada Nuclear Bomb tests and was a field radio operator and rocket launcher. He received many medals of honor for his service. He was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator with the International Operating Engineers Local 825. He worked throughout N.Y.S. and N.J. on several large projects including the Tappan Zee bridge, the construction of the twin Newburgh Beacon Bridges, and also worked at Indian Point nuclear facility. Don was an avid camper and enjoyed being outdoors. He was a sportsman, carpenter, an avid Yankee fan and loved all animals. He was a former member of the Elks Club, a member of Moose Lodge No. 970 in Port Ewen, Esopus Rod and Gun Club, and the 50 club at Block Park. He was loved by all of his friends and family and will be truly missed. He is survived by one son, Donald V. Eigo, Jr., and his partner Nestor L. Cora, of Palenville, whom he lived happily with in the latter part of his life, one brother, John (Jack) J. Eigo, Sr., and his wife Anna, of Kingston, sister -in-law, MaryJo Eigo, and his former wife, Karen Phelps of Sawkill. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He is predeceased by brother, Frank Eigo and sister, Dorothy Ostrander. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Pastor James Rowe officiating. The Eigo family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cremation will be held following the service. Inurnment with military honors will be private at the families request. The family suggests donations made in Don’s honor to: Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, 113 Holland Ave, Albany, N.Y. 12208, or to: Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 104 Wurts St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401. To send an expression of condolence, visit Don’s Book of Memories at: www.GVVFH.com
Published in Daily Freeman on June 23, 2014
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