Friday, October 22, 2010

Donald Floyd Hall Sr.

Alma, NY - Donald Floyd Hall Sr., 81, of 1401 Alma Hill Road, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY with his family at his side. He was born October 25, 1928 in the Town of Ward, the son of Floyd and Ruth (Cornelius) Hall. On May 19, 1948 in Genesee, PA he married Dorothy Rarick who survives.

Don was a Veteran if the U.S. Army. He was formerly employed by Bradley Producing of Wellsville, Felmont Corporation of Olean and was a union brick layer for Local 3 of Jamestown. He helped build the Washington Street School in Wellsville and several projects at Alfred State College. He was a member of several antique gas engine associations and the Grange. He also enjoyed raising and racing coon dogs.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 62 years are eight children, Gloria (William) Hamlin of Wellsville, Donald (Debra) Hall Jr. of Wellsville, Ronald (Edith) Hall of Vestal, Dennis W. Hall of Friendship, Diane (Lauren) Caward of Canisteo, Glenn (Cindy) Hall of Wellsville, Denise Perkins of Friendship and Crystal Dutton of Olean, 25 Grandchildren, 43 Great grandchildren, three sisters, Clara Cornell of Wellsville, Helen Turner of Jamestown and Roberta Johnson of Dayton, two brothers, Ronald "Sam" (Anita) Hall of Sinclairville and Harold Hall of Dayton, as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a son Vernon Hall in 1985, five sisters, Shirley Hall, Arletta Dixon, Betty Anderson, Mary Butler and Donna Neal, and one brother Nelson Hall.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, October 25, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 3:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Doug Childress presiding. Burial, with military honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. hey guys...sorry for your hall was a great guy....always treated me like i was somebody....cant make the services...working in elmira...i know he would understand that cause he worked hard as well....skip carter

  2. Cassie (Hall) SlawsonOctober 24, 2010 at 8:51 AM

    Let our memories and fond recollections fill our hearts and minds, and bring us comfort on our journey to healing from the departure of Donald F. Hall Sr.
    Let us remember favorite stories (both funny and sad) look back on photo's, and mementos. Let your mind wonder the paths of remembrance, reliving joys and the good times you've had together.
    Let there be memories-signs that our loved ones remain near in spirit long after they're gone.
    May warm memories surround you, and bring you comfort.
    Love you grandpa Hall

  3. Dear Lisa and family,
    My condolences for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Darcy Lanphere

  4. So very sorry for your loss. Know that each & everyone of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Know that he's never truly gone, he lives on, in each of your hearts & will always be with you. He is in a better place now, no more pain-rejoice in that. Cassie said it best, let your memories & pictures be you comfort during this time.
    God Bless!
    Molly Taylor Stirk

  5. You will deeply missed and in our hearts for ever. All the good times we had growing up with
    your love and support. We could not have asked
    for a better Father.
    Love you forever.
    Donald and Debra Hall

  6. This is incorrect my father passed away on October 21st.