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Donald Van Etten

Donald Van Etten

Wednesday, September 9th, 1931 Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

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Obituary for Donald Van Etten

Donald Van Etten, of Ulster Park, passed away peacefully in the comforting presence of his family, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the age of 88.

He was born in Kingston, NY on September 9, 1931, a son of the late Charles and Clara (Kraus) Van Etten.

He is survived by his lovely wife Helen, three children Donald Jr, Debra and John, four grandchildren and one great grandson. He is further survived by his brothers Charles and Robert and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sister, Dorothy (Van Etten) Mikesh.

He retired from IBM in 1987, and was a proud patriot and US Navy veteran.

Donald will be fondly remembered for his time spent with members of the Town of Esopus Senior Citizens Organization and as a lifetime member of the Joyce-Schirick VFW Post 1386, including his time spent as a member of the VFW Post 1386 Honor Guard, and the VFW Boy Scouts Pack.

Graveside services with military honors at the Ulster County Veterans section of the New Paltz Cemetery will be held privately.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to:
Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

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    Ulster County Veterans Cemetery
    81 Plains Road
    New Paltz, New York
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    Graveside service with Military Honors by Joyce-Schirick Post 1386 will be private

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  • Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • US Navy
  • VFW

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Donations are being accepted for: HUDSON VALLEY HOSPICE INC.

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amelia Buddington

Dear Helen, So sorry to hear about Donald's death. I would like to attend his services. Were are they going to be. What time are you having the service, where, what time at New Paltz cemetery.
Comment | Posted at 02:55pm via Condolence
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EHeldron

Dear Helen and family,we are so sorry to hear of Don's passing.Always a great smile for everyone! Sincerely,Burt and Bett Heldron
Comment | Posted at 09:29am via Condolence
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Helen K. Basile

Dear Helen and family,
I was so very sad to learn of Don’s passing.
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
May he rest in Eternal Peace.
Helen K. Basile
Comment | Posted at 03:54pm via Condolence
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Noreen Morris

So very sorry for your loss Helen and family. Don was a wonderful man with a smile that lit up the room. We are thinking of you and the family.
With much love, Noreen and the Morris family
Comment | Posted at 11:45am via Condolence

Larry Van Vliet Jr.

Helen and Family sorry to hear of you loss of Don. With Sympathy. Larry Van Vliet Jr.
Comment | Posted at 07:56am via Condolence
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