unknown - December 29, 2012
Donald Flath, 89, of Camillus, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the VA Medical Center. Born in Syracuse, he lived in Camillus since 1967 and was an Army veteran of WWII, having served in the China-Burma-India Theater. Donald retired in 1981 after 35 years with the Teamsters Local 317 and was later employed by Genesee Management for 14 years as a security guard at Camillus Mall and other locations. He was a charter member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, the China-Burma-India Veterans Assn. and Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 30. An avid fisherman, he also enjoyed music, singing and dancing.
Donald was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, the former Eleanore VanDerhoff, in 2002; and brother, Earl.
Surviving are his sons, Frank Flath, and Randy (Nancy) Flath of Camillus; daughter, Donna (Donald) Mosher of Camillus; grandchildren, Jessica Flath Taylor, Bradley and Brian Mosher, and Natasha Flath; great-grandchildren, Christian, Khiel, Chelsea and Charity Taylor, and Maggie Mosher; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours: from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Funeral services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Immanuel United Methodist Church. Donald will be laid to rest in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Honor Flight Syracuse, P.O. Box 591, Syracuse, NY 13209-0591 or to Immanuel United Methodist Church, 303 Kasson Road, Camillus, NY 13031.