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The Dansville Online
  • Donald "Grandpa" Fairbrother

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  • ATLANTA — Donald G. “Grandpa” Fairbrother, age 81, passed away peacefully Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2014) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Don was born March 26, 1932, in Atlanta, a son of Daniel and Murella Fannie (Stryker) Fairbrother. Don was a veteran of the US Army, serving in the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954. He married Edna M, Fleishman on Sept. 21, 1956; she predeceased him on Dec. 5, 2006. Don was a kiln operator at Gunlocke Chair Factory, retiring in 1997. In addition to his parents and wife, Don was also predeceased by a grandson, Cory Drum, brothers and sisters, Gerard “Bud” Fairbrother, Betty Gonyea, Joyce Guerette, Laura Emmons and Kathleen Zeh. . Don was a member of the Atlanta Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and taking drives in his car all over the area; but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his children, Rick (Wendy) Fairbrother, Connie (Carl) Drum, Teresa (Jeff) Clark, Penny (Allen) Schumacher and Barry (Idella) Fairbrother; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his siblings, (twin) Donna (Jay) Flint, Glenn (Donna) Fairbrother, Charles (Shirley) Fairbrother, Geraldine Bolster, Ernestine Schubmehl and Wilma Gibson; brother-in-law, Maurice Guerette; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 300 West Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial with full military honors will be in Clearview Cemetery, North Cohocton. Contributions may be made to Hatch Hose Fire Co., University Ave., Atlanta, NY 14808, the American Cancer Society, 1120 Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620 or the Vincent House, PO Box 566, Wayland, NY 14572 in memory of Donald G. Fairbrother. Those who wish to light a memory candle for Don may do so at www.bairdfuneralhomes.com.

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