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November 13, 2013

Donald Alexander Farone

The Daily Star

---- — Donald Alexander Farone

ONEONTA — Donald Alexander Farone, 82, of Oneonta, passed away on Monday, Nov. 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 more than 46 years, most recently as 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 U.S. 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; granddaughter, Molly M. Toye of Otego; and 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 name may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

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Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.