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Obituaries - 07/31/2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - Updated: 12:39 PM

Donald Lee Orr

July 27, 2013

Donald Lee Orr died peacefully  July 27, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam with his loving family by his side.

He was born June 16, 1943 at the family home in Wells, New York, to the late Lee Charles Orr and the late Mary Alice Tubbs Orr. Donald had two brothers; the late George Orr of Wells (Sandra) and James Orr (Susan) of Wells and Mechanicville and one sister, Marjorie Haak (the late Donald Haak) of Warrensburg. He had many nieces and nephews.

Donald was married to Mary Catherine Casline Orr. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in May of this year. During those 50 years, there were five children born into their family: daughters Cindy Orr Parslow of Piseco, Donna Marie Orr (deceased at birth), Brenda Orr Jaquish of Lake Pleasant and Kathleen Orr Stuart of Hope; and one son, Ronald Orr of Broadalbin.

Donald had nine grandchildren who were his pride and joy: Ryan Parslow, Michael Parslow, Kristen Jaquish, David Jaquish, Christopher Orr, Amber Orr, Kayla Stuart and twins Cheyenne and Justin Stuart. He also had one great-grandchild, Landon Parslow, and another great-grandchild due to arrive in September of this year.

Donald attended Wells Central School. He was a life-long resident of the area of Wells, Speculator and Lake Pleasant, NY. He lived in Speculator at the time of his death.

His life occupations were driving trucks and logging. He retired from the Town of Arietta Highway Department in 2012.

He loved the Adirondack Mountains where his favorite times were spent fishing, hunting, trapping and camping with his family. His life revolved around his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and/or the Foundation of St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, NY.

A graveside service will be held  Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at the Speculator Cemetery in Speculator, NY at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are by  Northville Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at


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