Donald R. Blessing Sr. 1936-2021

CORTLAND — Donald R. Blessing Sr., age 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Donald was born Aug. 10, 1936, in Crimora, Va., the son of the late Jesse and Mildred Jenkins Blessing.

After graduating from Howland High School, Donald went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Navy.

Donald married the love of his life, Elizabeth Mongelluzzo Blessing on April 22, 1955; and they shared 49 wonderful years together before Elizabeth’s passing in 2005.

Donald loved to work with his hands. He enjoyed being outside tending to his plants and flowers and working on cars and tractors. Donald loved watching old Western movies and woodworking; he would make phenomenal little airplanes out of wood.

Left to cherish his memories are his children, Donald R. Blessing Jr., Mark Blessing, Steven Blessing, Daniel Blessing and Catherine Blessing; his grandchildren, Mark Blessing Jr., Stephen Blessing, Amy Blessing, Stacey Matthews, Audrey Smith and Justin Hite; his siblings, Jim (Sandy) Blessing, Shirley (Richard) Bacon, Sylvia (Kenny) Chick, Mary (Larry) Bartholomew, Janet Blessing, Linda (Tim) Finch and Bob Blessing; and many other family and friends.

Besides his parents and his wife, Elizabeth, Donald was preceded in death by his brother, Floyd Blessing.

There will be no services at this time.

Donald will be laid to rest in Johnston Township Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneral homes.com to leave their heartfelt condolences.

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