Donald A. "Buzz" Carpenter, 84, of Josephine Street, DeKalb Jct. passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011 at United Helpers Nursing Home in Ogdensburg.
Born October 7, 1927 in Hermon, Donald was the son of Fred and Maude Young Carpenter. Donald graduated from Hermon High School in 1944. Following graduation, he joined the Merchant Marines, serving from 1944-1947. Donald then enlisted in the Army Air Force from 1948-1950. On the 4th of July, 1949, he married Ruby J. Morrow in DeKalb.
Upon his honorable discharge from the service, he worked at St. Joe Lead Company, on the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the Niagara Falls Power project. Donald later worked 18 years with his brother and brother-in-law at Chuck and Wally's Service Station in Hermon. He also donated time to the Meals on Wheels program.
In his younger years, Buzz enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping. Later in life, he enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, and watching sports on the television, especially the New York Yankees. Buzz had been a member of the Hermon Vol. Fire Department and the Grass Pond Hunting Club in Fine.
Donald is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruby; a son, Don Carpenter and his wife Wanda of DeKalb; two granddaughters, Kelly Carpenter of Hermon and Kim Carpenter of DeKalb; three great granddaughters, Zarina, Kailey, and Marianna of Hermon; a brother, Philip Carpenter of Canton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by nine siblings Carl, Claude, Hubert, Charles, Everett, Helen, Mavis, Laura, and Lucy.
There are no calling hours and burial will be private in Hermon Cemetery with the Green Funeral Home, Hermon.
Memorial donations in Donald's memory may be made to your local volunteer fire department.