Donald “Don” R. Munson, of Brocton, New York, passed away Saturday morning, September 30, 2017 surrounded by family, at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a brief illness. Don was born March 3, 1940 to
Harold and Ethel Munson and lived in Brocton all his life, graduating from Brocton Central School in 1959.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Don was an active member of the Westfield Fish & Game Club and shared his love of the outdoors with family and friends. He was a great proponent of youth shooting sports and helped bring the Trap Club back to the students of Brocton Central School.
Don was a grape farmer, formerly a Patrolman for the Brocton Police Department, and had worked at Lake Erie State Park, Better Baked Foods, Geiben Brothers, Walker Farms, and after retiring from Al Tech Specialty Steel became a school bus driver for Brocton Central Schools. He also owned “Don's Gun Shop” operating out of his garage for over 35 years.
Don was a veteran having served in the Army National Guard, and was a member of the American Legion Post #434 of Brocton, the Moose Club and the Brocton Fire Company (Exempts)
Don is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy (Nietupski) Munson, his children Lisa (Ed) Sunday, Michael (Amy Panek) Munson, and Jennifer (John) Wahl, grandchildren Caleb and Grace Sunday, Andrew and Tyler Wahl and Brock Munson.
Besides his parents, Don was predeceased by his brother Leonard A Munson who passed away May 3, 2007.
A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor on Sunday afternoon October 29, 2017 at 2 pm at the Brocton American Legion John W Dill Post 434, 110 West Main St. in Brocton, New York. At 2:30 pm a full Military Service will be accorded by the American Legion for Don and where the American Flag will be presented to Don's wife Nancy by Chaplin Fran Lus. At the conclusion of the ceremony a light luncheon will be provided for those attending by the American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral arrangements were provided by the Morse Funeral Home of Brocton, N.Y.