Donald H. Hergenroder – January 25, 2018

Honeoye: Peacefully on January 25, 2018 at age 86. Predeceased by his wife Irene Hergenroder and brothers; Howard, William, and Charles Eltringham. Survived by 6 children; Donene Conole, Kathleen Kuntz, Paul Hergenroder, Jane Hergenroder, Janet McConnell, and Mark Hergenroder; 8 grandchildren; Michael, Danny, Kevin, Bill, Audrey, Joshua, Shannon, and Michelle; many great-grandchildren, brother Richard Eltringham; many other loving family members and friends. Also survived by his four legged companion Granger aka “Bud Bud.”

Don was born on August 11, 1931 in Reynoldsville, PA. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict as a Sergeant First Class. He married his honey Irene (DeChurch) Hergenroder in 1948 and they celebrated over 60 years of marriage before she passed in 2009. Don retired from Coca-Cola in Rochester, NY. He was the Past Commander of the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Post 1278.

Friends may call on Monday, January 29th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main Street, Rte 20A, Honeoye, NY. Don’s Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 30th, 10:30am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 8961 Main Street, Rte 20A, Honeoye, NY. Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery, Honeoye, NY with military honors. Memorial contributions may made to the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Post 1278, 4931 County Road 36, Honeoye, NY 14471. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


6 thoughts on “Donald H. Hergenroder – January 25, 2018

  1. Dear Families of Don,
    Our sincere hesrtfelt sympathy to you at this time of loss and sadness.
    Don was an amazing man, always friendly, helpful and hardworking for as long as he was able.
    He was a dedicated Legionnaire who freely gave his time and talents supporting the Hemlock-Honeoye Legion Post.
    The world has lost a wonderful man.
    Martha, Cheryl, Dell, Ellis Jr, Richard, Pam Alger.

  2. I am so sorry to learn of your dads passing. He was A great Man . My deepest sympathy to you and all Family members. May he rest in peace.
    Ted RYA

  3. I was associated with Don for many years at the Honeoye legion.
    My deepest sympathy to the family.

  4. Paul, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Talking to you at Strong when your dad and Joe were both there, I know we both knew what the outcome would be, but they were our rocks in life and we were going to do whatever we could to be their rocks when they needed us. I know your dad and Joe are already meeting up and having a grand time. Take comfort in knowing you did what you could and that your love and support was always appreciated.

  5. I will miss Don and his sunny attitude on life. Always enjoyed meeting him at Shurfine in Honeoye. He was a proud veteran, supporting our American Legion. Honeoye seems a whole lot smaller without Don. RIP, my good friend.

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