Niagara Gazette


May 13, 2014

Donald J. Insalaco


Donald J. Insalaco, 88 years old, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May10th while at home. He was born in Niagara Falls, the son of Charles and Helen (Binkley) Insalaco.
He was self-employed as a watchmaker for many years after learning his trade at Bradley University's School of Horology. His friendliness, expertise and work ethic later lead him through several management positions at Reeds Jewelers where he enjoyed a career of 29 years. A Bronze Star Medal was earned while serving his country honorably during WWII. Hobbies took over after retirement, including fixing anything, hand-crafting clocks, hand built tools, and woodworking. Then came the computer and his curiosity was endless. His computer skills were amazing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-granddaughters.
He is survived by his children, Donald (Claudia) Insalaco of Marysville, MI, Michael (Sissy) Insalaco of Niagara Falls, Karen (Brian) Kephart of Erie, CO; grandchildren, Brett, Michael, John, LeeAnne, Daniel, Lauren; and three great-granddaughters; one sister, Marylou Braun of Pompano, FL; one brother, Charles Insalaco of Ft. Myers, FL; one sister-in-law, Jackalyn Shear of Rochester, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Donald married June D. Shear in 1952. She predeceased him in 1995 after 43 wonderful years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his son, Kevin Insalaco, in 1987; and Meriam Tedesco, his loving companion of ten years.
Friends may call at LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, on Saturday after 12 Noon, where services will be held at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page