Donald Elwood

Donald E. Elwood

1947 - 2022

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Donald E. Elwood 74, of Monticello, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Montefiore Hospital, Nyack, following a short illness. Don was born in Delhi, NY, on October 29, 1947 the son of the late John and Ellen Lasher Elwood. He was a graduate of Downsville Central School, class of 1966. On September 11, 1971, he married the former Cathy MacGibbon in Walton. Don worked as the service manager for Pistilli Ford in Monticello for many years, Jack of all Trades/mechanic for Earth Haulers, and retired as a diesel mechanic from Penske Truck Leasing several years ago. He loved to work and keep busy including working part-time at Black Bear Fuel after he “retired.” He and Cathy enjoyed traveling in their RV to visits friends and family before retiring. For the past few years, they spent the summers in the RV parked at Peaceful Valley Campgrounds, in Downsville, NY. He enjoyed visiting other campground residents, the scenery, grilling, and riding around on their ATVs and golf cart. When not at the campground or working, he enjoyed working on DIY projects, restoring his classic car, fixing lawnmowers, and was an avid watcher of YouTube videos on fixing or destroying stuff. Don is survived by his loving family: his wife, Cathy; his daughters, Cammie Elwood, York, PA; Nicola and Bobbie-Jo Elwood, Durham, NC; brothers, Walt, Oriskany Falls; and David, Naugatuck, CT; niece, Cori Elwood, Oriskany Falls; godson, Jasey Campbell, of Erie, Colorado; goddaughter, Shelby Taggart, of Calabash, NC; and his dog, Lil' Bit. He was preceded in death by one brother, George Elwood, and one sister-in-law, Jean (Walt) Elwood. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 1 to 3 PM at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton , NY. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. The family welcomes donations to Mike Rowe Works in honor of Donald as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, March 11, 2022
Courtney Funeral Home
25 Townsend Street
Walton, New York, United States

Elwood Graveside Service

1:30 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Walton Cemetery
55 Fancher Avenue
Walton, New York, United States
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