GySgt. (Ret.) Donald Barriger

Obituary of GySgt. (Ret.) Donald O. Barriger

GySgt. (Ret.) Donald O. Barriger, 93, of Walton passed away peacefully on Sunday, March, 14 2021 at his home following a brief illness. Born October 24, 1927 in Franklin, NY, he was a son of the late Hiram and Jessie Walley Barriger. Donald proudly served over 22 years in the Marine Corps retiring in January of 1968 as a Gunnery Sergeant. Don’s military service spanned three wars, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He received numerous awards and decorations during his 22 year military career. Upon leaving the Marines, Don went to work for Del Met in Walton for over 11 years as a Supervisor. Donald is survived by his brother Raymond Barriger of Masonville and nieces Joyce Cook (Gary) of Clifton Park; Tammy Barriger of Walton and Stephanie Watson (Daniel Alexander). Donald is predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret A. Barriger who passed away on July 13, 2019; brother's Paul Barriger, Hiram Barriger, Jr., Flossie Barriger and Ken Barriger and sister Jeanette Krum Funeral services to celebrate Donald’s life will be held at a day and time to be announced by the family. Donald will be laid to rest with full military honors at Walton Cemetery. Memorial donations in Donald’s memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church General Fund, 25 Benton Avenue, Walton, NY 13856 Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of peace and comfort for Donald’s family, please visit his online tribute at