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Mr. Donald H. Foland, Sr.

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“I remember Don from the bowling allies he was a friendly kind caring guy. prayers and thoughts go out to the family. he will be missed. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Herb Van Natten Jr - Cobleskill, NY

“Donnie was a great family friend. I spent many hours at his house with him and his family. Later he was my bowling coach . I got to work with Donnie...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: lou merchant - friend

“Jackie, Sqeak & families, I am so sorry for your loss, I have so many great memories with you all at BW. Your Dad was a sweet, swet man. Hugs to you...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: hank dunn

“I always remembered Don from the Bowling alley! He was always friendly and helpful and always smiling!! You will be missed Don!! May you Rest in...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Faith Diamond Eckler - Schoharie, NY

“Don got me interested in bowling when I was just a kid. We later bowled together as adults. What a great teacher and all around person. He raised...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jeff Wilsey - Pigeon Forge, TN

“donny was always a kind hearted -giving man very sweet enjoyed having company of family- friends there was not a day he did not open his door to help...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: nettie crewell - schoharie, NY

“I love you poppy. I remember Sunday school and church in general. You were there when Shelby and I got baptized and that makes me feel so good ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Shauna Munzo - middleburgh, NY

“Sorry to hear that you left us Don. You will not be forgotten. Glad that you will reunited with your loving wife. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Larry Salisbury Jr - NY - Friend

“I am truly sorry for your loss, I always enjoyed working with your dad. God bless. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Charlie Prentice - Riverside, CA


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Schoharie: Donald H. Foland, Sr., 82, of Morning Sun Drive died, Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Donald was born on July 9, 1931 in Schoharie to Dorothy (Wood) and Victor Foland.

Donald served in the United States Army from 1948 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1952. He proudly received his GED while in the service along with the Soldiers Medal, Occupational Medal and the Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Service Stars.

Following his honorable discharge, Donald worked at the Gilboa Power Project and General Electric before moving to North Carolina. While there, he worked as an electrician and then a mechanic at the Laurinburg Lanes.

Donald returned to New York to manage the Cobleskill Bowling Center before retiring.
In his retirement, he worked part-time in the maintenance department at the Duanesburg Mobil Station. He also operated his own lawn care business as a hobby.

Don was an avid bowler and enjoyed teaching junior leagues. He also enjoyed playing cards, attending Bible study, and teaching Sunday school.

He was a former Warden at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in West Middleburgh and most recently a Deacon at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Summit.

Donald was married to Dorothy Anne (Groesbeck) Foland on October 10, 1953 until her death on September 11, 2004.

He was also predeceased by his stepmother Laura (Diamond) Foland and his siblings: Virginia, Kenneth, Thomas and Clarence.

Donald is survived by his daughter: Jackie (Maynard Payne) Foland of Schoharie; sons: Donald H. Foland, Jr. of Cobleskill, John Foland of Middleburgh and James (Shirley Dikeman) Foland of Glen Burnie, MD; sister: Carolyn Snyder of Schoharie; brothers: Keith Foland of Schoharie, William (Roxie) Foland of Gibson, NC; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. Cremation took place at Vale Crematory in Schenectady.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 795 East Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043.