Cover photo for Donald  R VanCleef  Jr.'s Obituary
Donald  R VanCleef  Jr. Profile Photo
1966 Donald 2019

Donald R VanCleef Jr.

May 1, 1966 — February 18, 2019

Seneca Falls - Donald R. "Donnie" VanCleef Jr., 52, of Mynderse St., Seneca Falls, NY, passed away on Monday (February 18, 2019) at Clifton Springs Hospital, Clifton Springs, NY.

Family and friends may call at the Doran Funeral Home, 4 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls, NY on Friday (February 22) from 4 PM to 7 PM. Donnie's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday (February 23) at 2 PM at St. Patrick's Church, Seneca Falls, with Reverend James Fennessy, Pastor as celebrant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. If desired, contributions may be made to Thrive to Survive, P.O. Box 1146, Geneva, NY 14456 or to Camp Good Days, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., P.O. Box 665, Mendon, NY 14506.

Donnie was born in Seneca Falls, NY on May 1, 1966 the son of Donald R. & MaryAnn Carfora VanCleef. He was a 1984 graduate of Mynderse Academy and was a dedicated employee of Evans Chemetics of Waterloo for over 31 years.
He was lifetime community member and volunteer who dedicated himself to the youth of Seneca Falls and Mynderse Academy Athletics in which he accomplished 3 Section V titles in Softball, Soccer, & Many Finger Lakes East League titles.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, Jace & Khloe. He enjoyed euchre, bocce, playing men's slow-pitch softball. He was a dungeon & dragon nerd. He loved his Sunday football, especially his Pittsburg Steelers and his Pittsburg Pirates when spring arrived. He was a life-long teammate of Mynderse Academy football, wrestling, & baseball. He loved his ice cream treats, the Adirondacks, & those Caribbean Vacations with his crew.

He is survived by:
His loving & dedicated wife, Lori Jensen VanCleef of Seneca Falls.
His 2 children - Anthony & Kayli VanCleef - Seneca Falls
His grandchildren - Jace & Khole
His mother - MaryAnn (John) Klue - Seneca Falls
His father - Donald VanCleef Sr. - Seneca Falls
His brother-in-law - Erik Jensen
Several aunts, uncles, cousins, lifelong friends, teammates, & players.
He was predeceased by his mother - in-law & father-in-law, Susan (Russo) & David Duell, his grandparents, Carmen (Tony) & Elizabeth Carfora, Anna & Raymond Ricketts, & Charles VanCleef along with several aunts and uncles.
Please consider leaving a condolence in memory of Donnie at:

Service Details.


When: Friday, February 22nd, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Doran Funeral Home
Address: 4 East Bayard Street Seneca Falls, New York 13148

Mass Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
When: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 2:00pm
Location: St. Patrick's Church
Address: 97 W. Bayard St. Seneca Falls, New York 13148

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donald R VanCleef Jr., please visit our flower store.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 5

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree