Donald Stewart Durow

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 July 2019 at 5:48 pm

Donald DurowAmerican flagLYNDONVILLE/MEDINA – Donald Stewart Durow, 82, was called to his eternal resting place with the Lord on July 4, 2019. He was born Nov. 20, 1936. He was the eldest child of the late Karl and Marion Durow of Wilson, New York.

He married the love of his life, the late Gwendolyn J. (Walters) Durow, on July 11, 1959. They have resided in the Lyndonville and Medina area since 1972.

As an avid trapper, Don enjoyed the outdoors as well as spending time with friends and family. He also had a heart for mentoring youth.

Don served his country in the US Army from 1960-1966. He retired from Monroe Electronics, Inc. in 1997 and was self-employed up until 2018. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lockport. For many years he served as a member of the Lyndonville Lions Club, participated in the Special Friends program in Albion, was a Nuisance Control Officer, and served as a teacher/mentor at youth trapper training camps.

Don is survived by his five children, Stephanie O’Brien of Virginia, Julie (Joseph) Hess of Lyndonville, Robert (Marianne) Durow of Batavia, Nancy (Paul) Fordham of Clyde, and Susan Durow of Lyndonville. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, James (Haylie) O’Brien, Bennett O’Brien, Donovan O’Brien, Kenneth (Danielle) Hess, Kate Hess, Kevin Hess, William (Catherine) Durow, Tiffani Durow, Kimberly (John) Prell-Emmo, Christopher Prell, Rebecca (Andrew) Perl, Ashley (Jacob) Kuczynski, LeAnn (Peter) Houseknecht and Donald H. Durow.

Don is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren, a brother, and two sisters as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was predeceased by two grandsons, Christopher Durow and Robert Durow.

In celebration of Don’s life, a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 4169 Church Road, Lockport. Doors will open and the family will begin receiving guests/condolences at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made directly to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14236 in Don’s memory. Please designate donations be contributed to the Lymphoma Center.