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Place of Birth: Syracuse, New York

Death: October 17, 2012

Place of Death: Fayetteville, New York

Memorial donations may be made to:
Rescue Mission of Syracuse
Big Moose Property Owners Association Recreation Program

This memorial provided by:
Schepp Family Funeral Homes

Doanld Dew

October 17, 2012
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Life Legacy

Donald F. Dew, 88, died on Wednesday at his home in Fayetteville. Don was the younger of two sons born to Donald H. and Doris Hubbard Dew of Canastota. He was a graduate of Lawrenceville School and subsequently entered military service with the Navy and was commissioned as a Navy Ensign at the NY Midshipmen School at Columbia University. He later graduated from Northwestern University where he met his college sweetheart, Elizabeth Joy, who soon became his beloved wife.
Don returned to the Central New York area where he began working at the Diemolding Corporation in Canastota, a family business started by his father and a partner. He ultimately became Chairman and President of Diemolding until his retirement. His greatest joy serving in these positions was the ability to provide jobs for the people that worked at Diemolding.
Don was a man filled with love for his family, friends, and community. His strong belief in giving back to the communities that he was a part of lead him to give his time, energy, and talents to many organizations. Locally, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Community General Hospital, Fleet Bank, the Cambridge Filter Company, and the Selflock Corporation. He also served on the boards of both the Onondaga Golf and Country Club and the Century Club. From 1989-1991, he was the Chairman of the Board of the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY).
In his beloved Adirondacks, he gave selflessly of his time serving as Chairman of the Big Moose Chapel Board of Directors, the Board President of the Big Moose Property Owners Association, and the President of the Webb Property owners Association.
Don was a much loved man and will greatly be missed by those that respected and loved him for who he was and what he contributed to the communities of Central New York and the Adirondacks.
Donald is survived by his two sons, Donald and Thomas; his daughter-in-law, Sarah; his grandsons, Donald and his wife Anne, and David; and his great grandchildren, Aidric Charles and Elsa Joy.
Services: 10:00 am Monday at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel. Burial to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Canastota. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday fro 2-5 pm at the funeral home, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville.
Contributions in memory of Don may be made to the Rescue Mission of Syracuse or the Big Moose Property Owners Association Recreation Program.