GOUVERNEUR, New York (WWNY) – Douglas W. Weldon, 93, of Gouverneur, passed away on September 24, 2022 at Gouverneur Hospital.
Hours of operation will be held at French Funeral Home in Gouverneur on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm There will be no formal service. Condolences can be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.
Douglas was born on July 31, 1929 in the Theresa home of the late Carl F. and Ruth (VanTassel) Weldon. He told people that he could hear the dog barking when the doctor arrived. He attended school in Theresa and married Alice E. Youngs on March 2, 1949 at Gouverneur United Methodist.
Doug worked as a dairy farmer and owned Weldon’s Custom Cutting. He bought, sold and transported cattle for many years. He served as Director of Marble City Bulk Milk of Gouverneur for 20 years, Director of Allied Federated Co-ops in Canton for 17 years, and was a member of the Rod and Gun Club, Empire Livestock, Elks Club, Morewood Fish and Game Club of Canada , Silver Sands Hunting Club in Fowler and Running -W- Hunting Club of Edwards. He liked to hunt deer, moose, elk, caribou, bear and small game, and fish.
Doug enjoyed attending 4-H card parties, stable dances, card games (often cleaning house), playing field with the boys, and spite, malice, and ladies with his wife and family. Once, one of his favorite things was cooking for family pig roasts.
He is survived by his wife, Alice E. Weldon, four children and their spouses, Larry and Lisa (Curcio) Weldon, Diane (Weldon) and Charles Williams, Danny and Gina (Carbone) Weldon, Teresa (Weldon) and Scott Gillan, daughter-in-law, Jane (Morrill) Weldon, and siblings, Joyce E. (Weldon) Walton and Roger and Sharon Weldon. He is also survived by 29 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by a son, Steven Weldon, brothers, Wilma R. (Weldon) Girard, Ralph Weldon and James Weldon, and a grandson, Joseph Weldon.
Due to family allergies, please do not cut flowers, but live plants are welcome. Donations in memory of Douglas can be made to the Gouverneur Volunteer Fire Department or the Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue Squad.
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