April 1940 — October 28, 2018
GRANVILLE — Donald 'Don' Levesque went peacefully to his home in Heaven on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 with his loving wife, Barbara, and dear friend, Pastor Pamela Bolton, by his side.
Donald was born at home in North Bergen, New Jersey in April 1940. Before moving to the 'farm' at Candy Apple Orchard in Raceville, Don and Barbara lived in Warwick for many years.
Don was a long distance trucker for much of his life. He also worked as the Supervisor of Transportation for the West Milford, New Jersey Board of Education.
Of all of the jobs he held he especially loved driving the van for the residents of Mountain View Commons in Granville as well as the residents of Skenesborough Harbor in Whitehall.
He had many interests and hobbies. He was a Civil War re-enactor with the Historic 15th NY Volunteer Cavalry, Company L, until his passing. He enjoyed traveling, camping,and playing the guitar and singing country gospel songs with Diana Ritchie Williams. Spending time with his family and friends gave him much pleasure. In good weather, he spent his mornings sitting on the front porch watching the birds at the feeders with his faithful friend, Lady, the Australian Shepherd, at his feet. Don started each morning with a cup of coffee, reading his Bible, and praying over the many people he had on his prayer list. He was a good friend to many.
He was a loving and devoted husband to Barbara and they went just about everywhere together.
Besides his parents, 'Del' and Cordia, he was predeceased by seven siblings: brothers, Wendall, John, Bobby, and Billy; and sisters, Jeanette, Joan, and Barbara Rossi; and his in-laws, Peter and Margaret Larro.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara. They were the loves of each others lives. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Peter Larro Jr. of North Granville; many nieces and nephews with a special mention of Debe (Julio), Patti (Donald), Cordi,and Steve (Mary) all of New Jersey. Their love, care, concern and help these last few months means more than words can say.
It goes without saying we are grateful to Dr. Charles Yun, the nurses and staff at the CR Woods Cancer Center and the nurses and staff on Tower 2 for their care and compassion. Thank you to High Peaks Hospice as well. A special thank you to the 'angels' at Haynes House of Hope in South Granville for their care and kindness to both Don and Barbara.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., in Granville. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.
A service will be held at the 1st Baptist Church, Williams Street, Whitehall, on Saturday, Nov. 3, at noon.
Donations in memory of Don may be made to the Haynes House of Hope in South Granville, NY, 1st Baptist Church (Williams Street) Whitehall or Out of the Box Worship Center (21 Broadway) Whitehall, NY.