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Donald  L.  Boughton
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church
    PO Box 491
    Richmondville, NY 12149

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“Pat and I have fond memories of our good times in Mays Landing, NJ. Donald will be missed by many.Fondly, Danny and Pat ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Danny and Pat Shepard - FL

“I met Don in the early 90's upon taking a job with the FAA. His passion for his work was contagious. A caring man, who shared knowledge...a natural...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Tracy - NJ - Coworker

“I have many fond memories of time spent with you and Don and Ralph and I. We go back so many years. Many fun times with you. I will be thinking of...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Alice Puffer - Venice, FL

“R.I.P. Don Bon Voyage ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Ed Boyer - Laurel Hill, FL

“It was an honor to call you friend..though distance separated us, you were a click away.. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Ski and Lynn Majkowski - MO

“Donald was a genuinely wonderful man to all he knew. I was honored and blessed to have known him for 34 years. He will be extremely missed. My...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Patti & John Thomas - NJ

“Margaret, Rene & Erna, So sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure Donald will be missed by many. Every time I make the 'pineapple dressing' I think of...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Allene & Bill Slater - FL

“Kelly, Jess and I have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Peter Via

“My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time. I have fond memories of times my family visited. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: patti flint - syracuse, NY

“Our thoughts are with Rene and Erna during this hard time. Please pass our condolences on to your family. ”
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Richmondville- Donald L. Boughton, 83, of Holmes St. , died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center, surrounded by his family, following a 6 year fight with cancer.

Born July 24, 1929 at home in Richmondville, he was the son of Fred S. and Hazel (Strait) Boughton. He graduated from Richmondville Central High School in 1949 in Vocational Agriculture, where he was an active Class President, FAA Officer, and baritone player in the band. He was also involved in Dramatics, Glee Club, Basketball, Yearbook staff, and Prize speaking.

Donald was a United States Air Force veteran, serving in France from 1950 until receiving an honorable discharge as a staff sergeant in 1954. He then went onto college at SUNY Cobleskill where he graduated in 1956 with an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Agriculture.

He married his best friend from high school, Margaret Peck, in 1954. They shared 59 wonderful years together where they enjoyed traveling, gardening, swing dancing, genealogy, and spending time with their family. They raised 3 children, Diane, Rene, and Kevin and later their grandchild, Kelly Boughton.

Donald lived most of his life in Richmondville, moving to Mays Landing, NJ in 1964. He retired from Computer Science Corp. in Atlantic City , NJ in 1995 where he was a consultant for the Federal Aviation Administration (where he was previously employed from 1967-1990).

While living in Mays Landing, he was a member of the Oakcrest High School Board of Education and the Barber Shop Quartet.

Following his retirement, he and his wife moved to Schenevus, NY later moving back to his hometown Richmondville and he became active in the community as a member of the American Legion Post 245 in Richmondville as well as the county level, Richmondville Alumni Association as a lifetime member, Richmondville Rural Cemetery Trustee, Senior Citizens of Otsego County where he was honored in 2002 for his volunteer work and received the Senior Citizen of the Year award, Young at Heart of Richmondville, and president of Schoharie County Office of the Aging Senior Council, and a valued member of Richmondville Days Committee for several years.

Donald served his church, St. Paul's Lutheran in Richmondville, in various capacities including council member for numerous years, food pantry volunteer, youth organization leader, Sunday School Superintendent, treasurer, and volunteer cook for many church suppers.

He was predeceased by their infant daughter, Kathy Jo Boughton.

Survivors include his wife: Margaret (Peck) Boughton ; three children: Diane (Randy) Hummell of Montpelier, VA, Rene (Erna) Boughton of Cobleskill, and Kevin (Kathy) Boughton of Liberty, KY; six grandchildren: Kelly Boughton of Maryland, NY, Robert Hummell of Smithfield, VA, Barbara Hummell of Richmond, VA, Nathan Boughton of Randolph, NY, Kevin Boughton, Jr. and Tiffany Boughton both of Liberty, KY; four great-grandchildren: Justin Norton, Ellise, Alexis, and Isabelle Hummell.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 12, 2013 at St. Paul 's Lutheran Church , 265 Main St. , Richmondville with Rev. Jonathan Litzner officiating. Inurnment will follow with military honors at Richmondville Rural Cemetery . There will be a luncheon following inurnment at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul 's Lutheran Church , PO Box 491 , Richmondville , NY 12149 .

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill and Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh.