Donald Charles Semon Sr.
1931 - 2018
Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY
Donald Charles Semon Sr., 86
Navy veteran, Giants fan, had a career at International Nickel
Donald C. "Don" Semon Sr., 86, of Castleton Corners, passed away on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at Richmond University Medical Center.
Don was proud to be a native Staten Islander and spent his formative years in Stapleton. Born on Dec. 26, 1931, to Fred and Rosalie Semon (nee McDermott), he was baptized at Immaculate Conception Church, which was built by his grandfather, William J. McDermott.
A graduate of St. Peter's High School, Class of 1949, Don attended Fordham University and received his baccalaureate degree in marketing from New York University. He pursued his graduate-level studies in marketing at the City University of New York-Baruch College. He served four years in the U.S. Navy.
Don's professional career of 44 years with the International Nickel Company (INCO) began in the traffic department. Throughout his career, he was selected for key positions in the organization, including manager, precious metal sales, involving commercial duties with Japan, culminating at his retirement as the director, administration and distribution of precious metals.
An avid baseball and football fan, his favorite team was the New York Giants. Don enjoyed coaching his children in baseball and basketball when they attended St. Teresa's elementary school. He was a third degree Knight of Columbus, Richmond Council 351, a member of the American Legion, and St. Teresa's Holy Name Society.
Don cherished spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was grateful to God for all the blessings of his life, but most especially to have been given the opportunity to help his daughter, Maureen, raise her sons, Sean and Brian Kuechenmeister.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Marian Semon (nee Muzzy); his four children, Donald C. Semon Jr. (Mary Anne), Kenneth Semon (Patricia), Patricia Buttermark, Maureen Kuechenmeister; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his brother, Fred.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Church of the Holy Family, 366 Watchogue Rd.,Willowbrook. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery on Clove Road in West Brighton.

Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave.
Staten Island, N.Y. 10310
(718) 442-5056
Published by Staten Island Advance from Oct. 26 to Oct. 29, 2018.
3:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY
Mass of Christian Burial
Church of the Holy Family
366 Watchogue Rd., Willowbrook, NY
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I was very saddened to hear of Mr Semon's passing. He was a kind,gentle and pleasant man. He would always have a minute to say hello -even if I was just driving by in my car. He was a well-liked man in our neighborhood. His four children are sooo lucky to have had him as
their dad. I was out of town at the time of his death. Prayers to the family. Laurice Hobar Markowski
November 3, 2018
I am very sorry to hear about Mr. Semons passing. He was such a sweet gentle man. ALWAYS said hello even as I was passing in a car. Your children were extremely lucky to have a great dad . Unfortunately, I was out of town at the time of his passing. He was a well-liked gentleman from the neighborhood.
November 3, 2018
To Mrs. Semon and Family: My sympathy to you and the family for the death of your husband and father Donald. Donald was a class member of mine at the Immaculate Conception School where we both graduated with honors. Later I also worked at International Nickel and our paths crossed again. He was a friend and fellow worker who had many excellent qualities. Eleanor and Henry Langworthy
Eleanor & Henry Langworthy
October 29, 2018
Dear Mrs. Semon and Family: I attended Immaculate Conception Grammer School and Donald was in my class. I also worked at International Nickel when Don worked there also. He was a friend and a person of good character. Our sympathy to you. Eleanor and Henry Langworthy
Eleanor & Henry Langworthy
October 29, 2018
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