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Saturday March 4th, 2017
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Donald H. Keator

Donald H. Keator of Accord, NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He was 81 years old. Donald was the son of Grace Hornbeck Keator and Harold Keator.

Don worked for the New York City Board of Water Supply-Ashokan Reservoir for 28 years in Building and Grounds Maintenance. Don and his wife Lynette also spent many years operating their catering business, "Let Keator Cater It". They also owned and operated a convenient store/pizzeria "The Mombaccus Miracle". Don also worked for the Town of Rochester Highway Department for several years. He was a simple, hard working man who always took pride in his work. It was very important to him that he accomplished something every day. Don enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, his time in Florida, his Grandchildren, his church and his wonderful friends. He was the man of many "one liners" and a great smile.

Don was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons. He was a member of many lodges in the Greene-Ulster District and a current member of Rondout Masonic Lodge #343. He was a member of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Cyprus Temple, Albany, NY for many years. He was also a 32nd Degree Shriner. Don was a member and former Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge #1971 in Napanoch, NY. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Crystal River, FL. He was a proud member of the High Falls Community Church. Don was also a dedicated, lifelong Democrat.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lynette; his daughters, Cheryl Keator and Tanya (Griffin) DeWitt and his grandchildren Makaila and Joshua Ouellette, and Amanda DeWitt. He is also survived by his beloved friend Dolores Dawson.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, March 4th from 4pm to 8pm at Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson, NY. A Memorial Service will take place at 6pm that evening. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Rondout Valley Food Pantry, 3021 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY 12484 (phone number is: (845) 687-4013).

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My condolence to the Keator family and friends. My father grew up with Donny and Pete and always spoke very highly of both of them. Great men. A sad day.

David Krom Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM

With Don's passing, another important piece of our local heritage is gone. My sincere sympathy at your loss.

James Ayers Mar 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Keator

Minnie and Ira Poppel Feb 28 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts ,prayers and deepest sympathy are with you.

Minnie and Ira Poppel Feb 28 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Keator

Tim and Patricia Champagne Don was a great and friend Feb 26 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Keator

Ellen McBride Feb 26 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.

Ellen McBride Feb 26 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Keator

Mary Connolly Feb 25 2017 12:00 AM

your smile and stories will be missed.
Tend to heavens gardens.
You will be missed and my thoughts to Lynette and family

Kim Mirto and family Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Keator

Joan Rine Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM

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