Paul Douglas Church, 82

PHOENIX, NY – Paul  Douglas Church, 82, of Oswego Road, Baldwinsville, passed away on Tuesday October 1, 2013.

He was born in Syracuse to his late parents, Dorothy (Eggleston) and Robert C. Church, on October 15, 1930.

Paul  Douglas Church
Paul Douglas Church

Doug was a graduate of Baldwinsville Academy, class of 1948, and received his bachelor of science degree from Cornell University, class of 1952.

He entered the USAF and was a pilot from 1952-1954.

Doug was the owner/operator of R. C. Church & Sons, a farm equipment dealer located on Church Road, town of Lysander; later employed by the NYS Thruway Authority; and a sales representative for Kaeser & Blair, Inc., Batavia, Ohio.

Doug was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Baldwinsville, former Mason in the Seneca River Lodge; he was the youngest director in the NYS Farm Equipment Dealers Association.

He was predeceased by his brother, Robert E. Church, in 1999.

Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara E. (Kisselstein)  Church; one son, Clinton S. Church of Vienna, Va.; two daughters, Sarah Rasmussen of Baldwinsville and Rebecca Bartlett of  Nantucket, Mass.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Beverly Depew Roese of Naples, Fla., and Susan Marris of Stuart, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many friends.

Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 432 Main St., Phoenix.

Services will be on Saturday at 11 a. m., in the First Presbyterian Church, 64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville, with the Rev. Stuart D. Hayes officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Baldwinsville, at a later date at the  convenience of the family.

Contributions to: Big Moose Community Chapel, 1544 Big Moose Road, Big Moose, NY  13331, or the First Presbyterian Church, 64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville, NY  13027.