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June 26, 2013

Donald Clayton Shamus

Donald Clayton Shamus

DELHI — Donald Clayton Shamus, 21, of Delhi, died unexpectedly, June 18, 2013, at O’Connor Hospital in Delhi.

He was born on Aug. 13, 1991, in Hudson, the son of Louise Mueller.

A 15-year resident of Delhi, Donald was self-employed as a handy man.

He was a loving and adored son and younger brother; a wonderful young man who always put his family and friends first.

He loved the outdoors. He was a loving mentor to his nieces and nephews and children. He also had a tremendous love for his children, whole family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Louise Mueller; his children, Alyssa Shamus and Joshua and Onyka Capps-Shamus; his sisters, Katrina DelValle, Sabrina Barnes-Mueller, Ambrosia Ford; a brother, Gregory Shamus; his grandparents, Clayton and Jane Sprague; nieces and nephews, Joseph Mueller, Asia Warner, Christian DelValle, James Vitale Jr., Jordan DelValle, Myra Vitale, Ulani Ford, Elle Ford, Patrick Ford Jr., Tyler Barnes and Donny Ford; his girlfriend, Virginia Capps; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandmother, Elfrieda (Simmons) Sprague; and his aunt, Karen (Sprague) Mondore.

Friends are invited to greet the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.

A service will take place at a later date.

Contributions in his memory are asked to be made to the Delhi Emergency Squad; and to his three children, Alyssa, Joshua and Onyka.

Those who wish to share condolences or a special memory may do so online at

Arrangements are by the MacArthur Funeral Home of Delhi.

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