Donald Lee Eaton

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Eaton, Donald Lee

Age 70 of Horseheads, passed away very unexpectedly on Fri. June 14, 2013. Born on Sept. 15, 1942 in Baltimore, MD, Don was the son of the late, Edward & Ethel Klavuhn Eaton. He married the love of his life from age 15, Faith-Louise Schofield on Sept. 22, 1963. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Baltimore. At age 14, Don began what would be a 27 year career with F.M. Woolworth Dept. Stores. He was later employed by Chemung A.R.C. as an Asst. Residential Manager for the last 15 years. Don was very active in the Horseheads Lions Club, and was known as "Director Don" at Camp Star for 18 years. He was a parishioner at Spiritus Christy Catholic Church. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Faith-Louise Eaton, Horseheads; devoted daughters, Alexis-Louise (Rick) Tomlinson, Winston Salem, NC; Jennifer-Louise (Brian) Meagher, Clemmons, NC; Amanda-Louise (John) Evans, Canal Winchester, OH; Kersten-Louise (Eric) Hall, Elmira; cherished like a son, John (Sacha) Schroeder, Saratoga Springs; 12 grandchildren, Jacob, Tyler, Mitchell, Maggie, Conner, Molly, Reilly, Jensen, Liam, Simon, Aidan, and Camryn; honorary grandchildren, Alex, Samantha, and Sabrina; sister, Mary E. (Eddie) West, Baltimore, MD; god mother, Marie Button, Waverly; god father, Deacon Ray (Patricia) Defendorf, Corning; nieces, nephews, many relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his brother, Edward Jr. (Mildred) Eaton; and Paul (June) Owen who he adopted as parents. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Mon. evening, June 17, 2013 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place there on Tues. at 1 p.m. followed by graveside services in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Memorials may be directed to Campstar or Spiritus Christy Catholic Church in Don's memory.

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Published in Star-Gazette from June 16 to June 18, 2013
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