Robert J. Doner

December 27, 2012  

GLENFIELD, N.Y.  —  Robert J. Doner, 79, of the McPhilmy Road, died on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, where he was a patient since December 20.

Born June 30, 1933, in Syracuse, and raised on “Tipp Hill” the son of the late Edward A. and Helen Elizabeth Stapleton Doner, he attended school in Syracuse and received his GED, and entered the US Air Force and served during the Korean conflict. 

Bob retired from the Onondaga Sheriff’s Department as a special deputy sheriff. 

He moved to the Chases Lake area in the early 1960s because of the snowmobiling, hunting and fishing and shared his home with several dogs.

He is survived by his son his wife, Mark R. and Elizabeth “Liz”; their children, Robert C. Croff, John P. Haas, Patrick W. Haas, Ian J. Doner, Patricia E. Haas, Christina I. Doner, McKenzie L. Haas, Journey R. Doner and Emily L. Doner; his two sisters, Teresa Punch and Norine and her husband Werner Wilsch, all of Syracuse; two brothers, Richard and his wife Jeanie Doner, and Gerald Doner, all of Syracuse; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Doner of Lisbon; several nieces and nephews, a good friend Barbara Edick, Lowville. 

A granddaughter, Helen E. “Izzy” Doner, and a brother, Edward M., both died before him.

In his earlier years Bob was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Syracuse, a member of the Lowville American Legion Post # 163, Lowville Elk’s Lodge #1605, and Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 V.F.W.

A memorial Mass will be said 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, St. Patrick’s Church, 216 N. Lowell Ave., Syracuse.

A graveside military service will be held in the spring at Sperryville Cemetery. 

There will be no calling hours.

Online condolences may be sent at

Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.