Donald E. ‘Don’ Pittsley Sr., 86

PHOENIX, NY – Donald  E. “Don” Pittsley Sr., 86, of Granby, (Fulton) passed away peacefully at his home, with his loving family beside him on Saturday January 2, 2016.

Donald E. "Don" Pittsley Sr.
Donald E. “Don” Pittsley Sr.

He was born in Fulton to his late parents, Lois (Abbott) and Theodore Pittsley on May 1,1929.

Don was a carpenter with the Carpenters’ Union Local 747, Syracuse; a
member of the Lysander Grange; Little Utica United Methodist Church Council
and the Men’s Association; honorary member of the Cody Fire Department, Granby; an avid camper; in his retirement years, he worked diligently at the
Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander, making improvements on existing grave lots
preparing for the new large section of grave lots and other tasks.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Molly A. (Goman) Pittsley, on October 16, 2006; and his brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his children, Donald E. (Sue) Pittsley Jr., Thomas M. (Phyllis)
Pittsley, Deborah L. (Paul) Smith, David A. Pittsley, Theodore M. Pittsley and Paula L. (Paul) McKlasen; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren;
three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; many friends.

Don dearly loved his grand, great and great-great-grandkids.

Don was  loving and loved by all.

He will be missed.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

Funeral services will be on Thursday 7, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. George Reed officiating.

Burial to follow in Jacksonville Cemetery, 9250 Fenner Road, Lysander.


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Pittsley family. I have very fond memories of your dad and mom.

  2. Don, my deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. No doubt, your dad passed peacefully knowing what a loving family he raised.

  3. I remember the fond and fun memories camping with the Pittsley Family. My thoughts are with them.

  4. Thoughts and Prayers to the Pittsley Family…God Bless each and everyone of you as you go through this time. Remember your Dad is in Heaven now, waiting with Jesus and your Mom.

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