Donald P. Vedder


Donald P. Vedder, 86, passed into the arms of our Lord surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Don was born in Ballston Spa, NY one of eight children of George and Elizabeth Vedder. He left school early and joined the US Army, proudly serving as a corporal in the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

Soon after the war Donald married the love of his life Sally Wheeler and their storybook romance began. In 1956, they moved to Jonesville and started a family. Don loved spending time with his two sons Jeffery and James. They enjoyed camping, rebuilding cars and riding motorcycles together.

Donald retired from Saratoga County in 1989, where he worked as a printer for over 25 years. He also worked at Tufflite in Ballston Spa and ran his own printing business Ace Litho. He was a member of VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa.

He was predeceased by his siblings Ed, Art, Carl, Marilyn and Beatrice. Donald is survived by his wife Sally and their children Jeffrey Vedder of Jonesville and James Vedder (Justina) of Jonesville; grandchildren Nyisha, Dalton, Samantha and Sarah; great grandchildren Ayden and Aleana; brother Howard Vedder; sister Margaret Regis; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:30am Monday, November 20 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 19 from 2pm to 5pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Donald may be made to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Guest Book

Tammy Ballestero

Jimmy and Family,

During this difficult time, may you find comfort in knowing that others care about your loss.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Tammy Ballestero

James & Justina Vedder

Dad ~ My Hero
You held my hand
When I was small
You caught me when I fell
You’re the hero of my childhood
And my later years as well
And every time I think of you
My heart still fills with pride
Though I’ll always miss you Dad
I know you’re by my side
In laughter and in sorrow
In sunshine and through rain
I know you’re watching over me
Until we meet again
~ unknown Author~
We Love You To the Moon & Back Poppy ~ Forever

Kelley

Many sweet memories will never be forgotten