Donald F. “Duck” Deshane Jr., 52, passed away, January 28, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with cancer, at his home in Brasher Iron Works, surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Donald was born in Massena on September 24, 1959 to Donald F. and Doris J. (Ward) Deshane. He married his wife of 34 years, Debra K. Tedder on April 7, 1979 in Taylorsville, NC. He worked for many years in North Carolina for Coffey Construction and for the city of Hickory. After relocating to the north-country, Donald worked for Bob’s Construction in Bombay as well as his for his friend, Vaughn Aldrich; where he was the Maintenance Supervisor for the Cedar View Golf Course.
Donald enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family, and friends. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He took pleasure in going to camp, hunting, and fishing. He was an avid deer and rabbit hunter; and especially enjoyed participating in field trials in the Canadian and American Beagle Association where he won many trophies with his beagles and made many friendships.
He is survived by his wife, Debra; two daughters, Dawn and Brandon Hewlett of Helena and Darcy and Roger Fournier of Massena; six grandchildren, Nolan, Cailey, and Brynn Hewlett, and Lauryn, Aubrey, and Kali Fournier and one granddaughter on the way; his parents, Donald F. and Doris Deshane Sr. of Brasher Iron Works; his mother-in-law, Lorraine Tedder, of Taylorsville, NC; his siblings, Patricia and Robert Browning of Parma Heights, Ohio, Wayne L. Deshane of Westville and William L. and Lisa Deshane of Massena; a brother-in-law, Bobbie J. Shene of Westville; four sisters-in-law, Sherry Pritchard, Crystal and Roger Smith, Tammy Welch and Jenny and Ron Chambers, all of NC; his godson, Elijah Sample; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Donald was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Esther (Gale) Deshane; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Margaret (Martin) Ward; his father-in-law, Bobby Tedder; his sister, Marilyn M. Shene; and brothers-in-law Richard “Ricky” and Charles “Chucky” Tedder.
At Donald’s request there will be no calling hours or services. For those wishing to do so, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to; Kevin Guest House, in Buffalo, Roswell Cancer Center, or the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with his family at www.hammillfh.com