Donald Alexander Farone, 82, of Oneonta, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.
Don was born on June 2, 1931 in Oneonta, the son of the late Arthur E. and Harriet (Ingraham) Farone, Sr.
Don was in the sporting goods business for a period of over 46 years, most recently the owner of Otsego Outfitters in Oneonta. He was an avid member of the Oneonta Tavern Pool League and a former member of the Otsego Chamber of Commerce. He was one of the originators of the Small Fry Football Program in Walton. He served his country in the US Marine Corps.
He enjoyed history, reading and discussing politics with his many, many friends at his store. Don was a wonderful father and grandfather. A kind and generous man, he will be greatly missed.
Don is survived by his daughter, Gina Farone of Otego; his granddaughter, Molly M. Toye of Otego and his daughter-in-law, Lynda Bassette-Farone of Franklin.
He was predeceased by his parents, his son, Michael A. Farone and his brother, Arthur E. Farone, Jr.
At Don's request there will be no calling hours or services.
Memorial donations in Don's memory may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.