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Donald J. Rector, Jr

October 19, 2012
The Leader Herald

Mr. Donald J. Rector, Jr, age 66, died Friday morning, October 19, 2012, at his home in Mayfield.

He was born February 2, 1946, in Amsterdam, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rector, Sr. He was a self-employed carpenter for most of his life.

Donald enjoyed hunting, snow-machining, four-wheeling and spending time with his dogs and also with his friends on Thirsty Thursdays. He was an avid talker and story teller. His favorite pastime was cooking.

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He is survived by: his beloved companion, Michele A. Cook of Mayfield; three children, Saun Rector, Elizabeth Rector and Patricia Rector, all of Virginia; two brothers, Rodney Rector of Texas and David Rector of Johnstown; an aunt, Andria M. Rector of Amsterdam; four grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Tina Rector of Virginia, and his beloved Dogs, Eli and Misty.

He was predeceased by a son, Christopher Rector and by his grandparents, Howard and Maude Rector.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 21 at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. R. W. Williams officiating. Cremation will follow at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road; Albany, NY 12205.

Please visit the family's online guestbook at



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