Obituary of Donald A. Niemetz, Sr.
Donald A. Niemetz, Sr., age 88, of Rome, passed away on October 30, 2021, at Rome Health.
Don was born in Utica on October 20, 1933 to the late George and Viola Gorecki Niemetz, and graduated from Whitesboro High School in 1952. On December 23, 1972, he was united in marriage to the former Virginia Evanciew in Sylvan Beach. Don worked as a meat cutter at P&C for many years and afterwards, retired from UPS after 24 years. He also served in the National Guard and was stationed in Utica.
Don was a member of Local Teamsters 317. He enjoyed camping and being outdoors, and often could be found sitting on his porch admiring the beauty of nature. His greatest love was his family with whom he made and had many special memories with.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Virginia; his children, Donna Niemetz, Charles (Stacy Kutzuba) Niemetz, Michael (Amy) Niemetz, Donald “Tony” (Mindy) Niemetz, Jr., Kelly (Duane) LaBlanc, Gregory (Lynda) Paquette, Jill (Matt) Soboloski, and Jason (Alicia) Niemetz; his grandchildren, Maranda (Dave) Minutolo, Nicholas (Schuyler) Beaulac, Christopher and Lowell Niemetz, Lela (Matt) Volz, Aaron, Christiana, Danielle, Isacc, and Jessica Niemetz, Trevor (Laura), Paul (Chelsea), and Ryan (Morgan) LaBlanc, Danielle (Tyler) Fudzinski, Emily LaBlanc, Sarah and Adam Soboloski, and Kent, Kyle, and Clay Niemetz; six great grandchildren; a brother in law, Arthur Goodman; a sister in law, Elizabeth Niemetz; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ann Ross; and a brother Richard Niemetz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11 AM at St. Peter’s Church. Burial will be in Rome Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street, on Thursday from 4 to 6 PM.
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