Don Alan Limberg, 72, of 4362 W. Lake Road, Mayville, died unexpectedly at 8:25 a.m. Friday (Jan. 24, 2014), in his home.
He was born June 28, 1941, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of the late Clare Edson and Marian Ayers Limberg.
Don attended Park School in Buffalo from 1947-57. He worked as a CIT during summers at Camps Pinecrest and Mazinaw in Canada, where he was active in canoeing.
Don Alan Limberg
Don graduated in 1960 from Chautauqua Central School, and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1961 until 1964.
He served his tool and die apprenticeship, and was employed by Rane Tool Co. in Jamestown, from 1964-68, by Arro Tool & Die from 1968-69, and worked for the town of North Harmony Highway Department from 1969-71.
Don owned and operated Chautauqua Sand & Gravel in Mayville from 1971-88, before working as a school bus driver and mechanic for Panama Central School from 1991-99. Don retired as head bus mechanic and school bus driver from Sherman Central School, where he was employed from 1999-2006.
He was a member of Hurlbut Memorial Community United Methodist Church, belonged to the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, the Vikings and the Moose, and was an active member and supporter of the NRA.
Don's many interests included antique guns, automobiles and heavy construction equipment, and especially antique tractors.
He was also very interested in U.S. and world history, particularly the Civil War.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wendy Ward Limberg; a daughter, Lori (Douglas) Keller and a son, Mark Alan Limberg, both of Cleveland; three grandsons: Corey Keller, Ryan Keller and Brandon Keller and a granddaughter, Sara Keller, all of Cleveland; and a sister, Marcia L. Limberg of Mayville.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Hurlbut Memorial Community United Methodist Church at Chautauqua. The Rev. Paul Womack will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Chautauqua Cemetery.
The family will receive friends in fellowship hall of the church following the service Monday.
Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua Fire Department, P.O. Box F or to Hurlbut Memorial Community United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 33, both Chautauqua, NY 14722.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Don at www.lindfuneralhome.com.