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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Donald C. "Link" Kear, 86, of Whitesville, NY

Donald C. "Link" Kear, 86, of Whitesville, NY, died Wednesday, October 14, 2009 in the Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, Buffalo, NY.

Born January 22, 1923, in Whitesville, he was the son of Ernest and Martha Crittenden Kear. On April 14, 1942, in Galeton, PA, he married the former Mary Donna Hunt, who predeceased him on January 20, 2009.

A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army from January 1943 until November 1944 in the Pacific Theatre.

After the war, he and his wife owned and operated Kear's Service Station in Whitesville for 35 years.

He was a member of the Whitesville Volunteer Fire Company (life), the Andover Masonic Lodge, and the Robert E. James American Legion Post #1012 in Whitesville, where he was a past commander and treasurer. He was a longtime director of the Allegany County Co-operative Insurance Co., serving terms as chairman.

Surviving are: three sons, Kenneth (Brenda) Kear of Bunker Hill, WV, J. Michael Kear and Terry L. Kear, both of Whitesville; six grandchildren, Joshua (Jen) Kear, James Kear, Karmon (Todd) Fanton, Kelinda (Kevin) Schuster, Molly (Brad) Mattison, and Jennifer Kear; six great-grandchildren, Kyla Niedermaier, Tristen Schuster, Alyssa Kear, Hunter Kear, Spencer Mattison, and Jacob Mattison; a brother, Dougal (Shirley) Kear of Machias, NY; three sisters, Norma Rounds of Whitesville, Dorotha Krebs of Williamsville, NY, and Roberta (Donald) Kramer of Whitesville; three brothers-in-law, Erland Kailbourne of Wellsville, NY, Ernest (Leila) Hunt of Genesee, PA, and Arthur (Barbara) Hunt of West Coxsackie, NY; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by three brothers, Cleon, Kenneth, and Clair; and a sister, Donna Kailbourne.

Friends may call Friday, October 16, 2009 from 2:00--4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM at the Whitesville United Methodist Church, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Mr. Keith Chase will officiate. Burial, with military rites, will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Whitesville United Methodist Church or the Whitesville Public Library, Whitesville, NY 14897. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

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