Donald L. Vrooman, 87, Pitcairn

PITCAIRN, NY – Donald L. Vrooman, 87, of State Highway 3, Pitcairn, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at the Carthage Area Hospital, where he had been a patient for a short time.

He was born May 1, 1932, at the homestead farm on the Garrison Rd., the son of Harvey and Priscilla Hiscock Vrooman.

He married Helen Davidson on Oct. 24, 1957, at the Baptist Church in Carthage. Mrs. Vrooman died on Sept. 6, 2015.

He worked as a dairy farmer on his cousin, Clyde Vrooman’s farm, as well as for St. Joe’s until it closed and then later for Viking in Harrisville until his retirement.

He is survived by his daughter, Donalee (James A.) LaParr Harrisville and his son, Donald C Vrooman and his companion Sherry, Gouverneur and his son Ronald G. Vrooman, Pitcairn; a brother, Harvey Vrooman Jr., Texas; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen and his brother, Herbert, and a great-granddaughter, Elaina.

There will be no calling hours or funeral. Per his request his body was donated to the SUNY Upstate Medical University Anatomical Gift Program.  A Celebration of Life and interment with his wife will be held in the spring.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., 500 State St., Carthage, NY.

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