Don and Jean enjoyed traveling where he pursued his bird watching hobby-his lifetime species count was approximately 530 birds. In later years, he especially liked to gather with his golfing buddies for morning coffee at TJ’s Place on Main Street in Cooperstown.
Don is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Jean C. Huntington, of Cooperstown; one daughter, Jill Huntington-Smith and her husband, Herbert, of Clermont, Fla.; three sons, Donald C. Huntington Jr. of Schenevus, Christopher J. Huntington of Cooperstown, and Eric L. Huntington of San Diego, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Lowell and Jaime Huntington and Eric C. Smith. He is also survived by one brother, Edward F. “Ted” Huntington and his wife, Elaine, of Glens Falls; four sisters-in-law, Evelyn Huntington of Cooperstown, Helen Huntington and Jane Huntington, both of Westford, and Mary Huntington of Alfred Station; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Peter L. Huntington, James R. Huntington, Robert L. Huntington Sr., and David H. Huntington.
Friends called at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut St., Cooperstown, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. A Masonic Funeral Service was offered by Brothers from Schenevus Valley Lodge No. 592, F.&A.M. at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. The Office of the Burial of the Dead will be offered at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Westford with the Rev’d Roy Vandermark, Deacon Vicar, officiating.
Don’s ashes will be laid to rest at a later date in Westford Cemetery. As an alternative to flowers, Don’s family suggests that memorial donations may be made in his memory to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 74, Westford, NY 13488-0074 or to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.