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Donald H. Whaley


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Donald H. Whaley Obituary
Donald H. Whaley, 89, of 323 Genesee St., died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility, following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Dec. 26, 1922, in the Town of Sullivan, a son of Henry and Violet Hall Whaley.
Don lived in the Canastota area most of his life, attending the Chittenango and Canastota schools. He had also lived in Wampsville with his sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Dan Wright for several years.
He worked for the Citco Oil Company in East Syracuse for 10 years, retiring in 1975. Previously he had worked for Stickley Furniture, and for McCarthy Chevrolet in Oneida.
Don was a World War II Veteran, serving with the U.S. Army Medical Corps.
He was a member of the American Legion, Charles Miller Post No. 140 in Canastota. Don had also been a more than 50-year member of the 8's and Date's Square Dance Club in East Syracuse.
Surviving are his girlfriend of 67 years, Florence Schenk of Minoa; a daughter, Charlotte Whaley of Zenith, Ohio; one brother and three sisters-in-law, Clinton and Chris Whaley of Canastota, Mary Lou Whaley of Oneida, and Johanna Whaley of Canastota; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Marigold "Mary" Larmer, Dorothy and Daniel Wright, and Edith and James Alli, all of Oneida; three grandchildren, Dale, Rob, and Amanda; as well as several nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by three brothers, Fred Whaley, Clifford Whaley, and Harold Whaley; and a sister, Marguerite "Peggy" Olcott.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., Canastota. Pastor Donna Chapman of the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Lenox Rural Cemetery, Canastota. Calling hours will be held on Friday, prior to the funeral, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home, 201 James St., Canastota. In his memory, contributions may be made to American Legion Charles Miller Post No. 140, P.O. Box 13, Canastota, N.Y. 13032, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
J. HOMER BALL FUNERAL HOME, INC.
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Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on July 4, 2012
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