Brockport: Surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at age 80, succumbed peacefully to a hard fought year-and-a-half battle with leukemia. Preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Dorothea (Klein) Schuff, sister Joan Schuff; and grandson John Martin Schuff. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Shirley; children, Sandy Thompson of Brockport, Mike (Mollie) of Brockport, Marty (Dale) of Wexford, PA.; Grandchildren: Emily and Shannon Thompson of Brockport, Matthew (Emily) Schuff of Rochester Hills, MI., Bryan Schuff of Rochester, NY, Michael and Benjamin Schuff of Wexford, PA.; Great-Granddaughters, Lily and Gabby Schuff of Rochester Hills MI.
Also survived by siblings Robert C. (Cathy) Schuff of Summerfield, FL., Carla Van Maldeghem of Johnson City, TN, Diana Craddock of Rochester, N.Y. and Karen Orsini of Johnson City, TN.; Many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Don grew up in Albany, NY, a graduate of Vincentian Institute. He was a Korean War
Veteran and a retiree of GE/Black & Decker. He was a coach and commissioner of Brockport Little League, a founding officer of BHS Football Boosters, and past president of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He was an avid bridge player, loved golf (achieving a hole-in-one), Big Band music, winters in Florida, and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Most of all, he cherished his loving family.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jane Liesveld, along with all the nurses and staff of the Wilmot Cancer Infusion Center.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Fowler Funeral Home, 340 West Ave., on Sunday 5/12 from 3-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, 10:00 a.m. at Nativity B.V.M Church, Main St., Brockport, NY. A military burial will follow the mass at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to The Wilmot Cancer Center, or Golisano Children's Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 704 Rochester, NY 14642.