COPENHAGEN – Donald E. Waugh, 77, of State Route 12, passed away
peacefully on September 8, 2021 at home, under the loving care of his
family and Lewis County Hospice.
Donald was born on November 21, 1943 in Lowville, son of the late Elwood
Gates and Ruth (Nicholl) Waugh. He was a true patriot, a member of the
NRA, and a direct descendent of revolutionary war heroes, notably Simeon
Phelps, Micah Gates, George and John Countryman and John D. Young.
After his schooling, he went on to attend the Knoxville Hardwood Lumber
School in Nashville, Tennessee. He was employed as a lumber scaler
throughout the tri-state area before moving back to Copenhagen. He was
then employed with Farney Lumber, Deer River Lumber and Dan Robbins,
retiring in 2016.
On October 28, 1972 he married Shelley Long in Pennsylvania.
Don was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, camping and
playing cards. He loved showering every woman and child with a
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Shelley; four children, Donald
“Cal” (Andi) Waugh of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Charles “Chuck”
(Lisa) Waugh of Watertown; Elwood “Woody” Waugh of Copenhagen; and
Amanda “Mandy” Strickler of Norton Shores, Michigan; 10 siblings,
Aileen Waugh-Robbins; Brenda Wilmot; Elizabeth “Sue” Mattis; Rebecca
Sullivan; Jo-Ann Lyndaker; Lorraine (Sam) Stewart; Sandy “Corky”
Adams; Tina Stanford; Cindy Waugh-Lyndaker; and Diane Oliver; 7
grandchildren, Jordan, Autumn, Jaryn, Zachary, Jayden, Brennan and
Gaige; and three great-grandchildren, Ella, Owen and Donnie.
He is predeceased by a sister, Margaret Vary and a previous wife, Judy
No calling hours will be held. A celebration-of-life gathering will be
held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 1-5 PM at the family barn,
located at 409 Waterman Road, Watertown (Barnes Corners). All friends
and family are welcome.
Donations in Donald’s memory can be made to Friends of Lewis County
Hospice at PO Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.
Arrangements are with Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., and
condolences can be made online at www.lundyfuneralhome.com