Donald E. Miles


Donald E. Miles, 72, of Lassellsville, New York, Town
of Ephratah, passed away unexpectedly at his home
early Sunday morning, on October 7, 2021.
He was born on March 29, 1949, was the son of the
late, Walter and Thelma (Eckhart) Miles. Don was educated
at Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School and
graduated with the Class of 1967. He then went on
to attend SUNY Fredonia and then SUNY Oneonta
where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree.
On August 5, 1978, Don was united in marriage to
Kathryn Stowell at the Oppenheim United Methodist
Church. The couple recently celebrated 43 years
Don was formerly a self-employed sales person for
many years, retiring in 2005.
He was a member of the Moose Club and the Eagles
Club, both of Johnstown, New York, the Sprite Club
and the Mohawk Valley Alpiners. He also enjoyed civil
war history and listening to live music.
Don is survived by his beloved wife, Kathryn S. Miles
at home; brothers-in-law and sisters-in law, Wayne
and Bonnie Stowell and Janet and Donald Cool, all
of Oppenheim, NY; nieces and nephews, Terry (Martha)
Cuffel of FL, Sherry (Tom) Diamond of FL, Trell
Stowell of West Virginia, Terra (Jaqueline) Stowell
of Oppenheim, NY and Melissa Cool-Horan (Crystal
Stalnaker) of Oppenheim, NY; several great-nieces
and great-nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and
Thelma Miles and his sister, Joan Barnes.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, November
10, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) at Miller-
Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville,
New York 13329. Immediately following calling hours,
a procession will follow to Rural Park Cemetery in
Inghams Mills, New York where a graveside service
will be held at approximately 12:45 p.m. with Rev. Dr.
R.W. Williams., pastor officiating. All are welcome to
Don especially appreciated the care and attention
that was shown to him by his nieces, Melissa Cool-
Horan and Crystal Stalnaker.
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By Leader-Herald

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