Wafer, Donald J.
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New Canaan, Ct: Formerly of Rochester on June 21, 2013 at age 88. Predeceased by his wife, Marjorie Eleanor Wafer & his son, Thomas Patrick Wafer. He is survived by 6 children: John, Robert, Patricia, Janet, Margaret Mary, and Donald Jr. He also leaves 4 grandchildren: Elijah Meyer, Melea Meyer, Bryan White and Molly O'Brien Wafer, and 3 great-grandchildren: Quinn Meyer Ayala, Atticus Meyer Ayala and Julia Marie Meyer.
He was born Sep. 13, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York - the first and only child of John and Catherine Wafer. Donald served in the Navy on B-24's with the famous Navy Patrol 104, the only squadron to receive two Presidential Unit Citations.
He graduated from St. John's University with a BA in Business Administration, and had a successful insurance agent career. Donald was very active in St. James Catholic Parish, and an usher for decades. He also coached and mentored hundreds of boys in Little League baseball for the 18th Ward East.
Please join the family to share memories on Thursday (6/27) from 9:00AM - 10:30AM at Crawford Funeral Home at 495 N. Winton Rd. A Funeral Mass will follow calling at 11AM at St. James Church, (130 Brett Rd.).
In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to the Waveny Employees Fund, care of Waveny Care Center, 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT. 06840. Internment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Online Condolences welcomed at:
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on June 25, 2013
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