Donald P. Quencer, 77, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Donald P. Quencer, 77, Watertown, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family, under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.

Born March 14, 1945, in Watertown, a son of Martin and Helen (Wilbur) Quencer, he graduated in 1962 from Lyme Central High School and attended Jefferson Community College.

On Aug. 19, 1967, he married Suzanne M. Conway at Immaculate Conception Church, Brownville, NY, by Reverend James J. Ruddy.

From 1965 to 1971, Don served with the New York Army National Guard as a recovery specialist with the 127th Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company. He earned a certificate as a sharpshooter on April 19, 1966, and a certificate for expert sharpshooter on Oct. 4, 1969. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 31, 1971.

Don was a civil engineer for New York State Department of Transportation for 38 years, retiring in 2001.

He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, a member of the State CS Employees Federal Credit Union Board, and  a member of the American Legion Post #1, Troy, NY.

In addition to spending time with family, he enjoyed gardening, Yankee baseball, NY Giants football, and was an avid reader.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Suzanne; three sons, Aaron (Sandy) Quencer, Watertown, NY, Aric Quencer, Chaumont, NY, Andrew Quencer and his companion, Amy Naccari, Chaumont, NY; five grandchildren, Rebekah (Michael) Solar, Clayton, NY, Melissa (Charles) Venton, Barnes Corners, NY,  Andrew ( Allie) Quencer II, Great Falls MT, Symphony Quencer, and her companion Pranis Malone, Clayton, NY, Anna Quencer, Chaumont, NY; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Martin (Carol) Quencer, Chaumont, NY; a sister, Virginia (William) Fellows, Sanibel, FL; sisters-in-law, Mary Quencer, Alexandria Bay, NY, Jean Baker, Sackets Harbor, NY, Gail Austin, Sidney, OH, Patrice Conway, Watertown, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

Donald was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Michael Quencer, a sister, Lois Taylor, two brothers-in-law, Tracy Baker and Arthur Austin.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial will follow in Sanford Corner Cemetery, Calcium, NY, with military honors.

Contributions may be made to Leukemia Lymphoma Society, PO Box 22324, NY, NY 10087 or to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, NY 13601.

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