donaldharter sr.
Donald F. Harter, Sr. December 8, 2018 . Predeceased by his mother, Marge and father, Frank. Don leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Joann (Salvato); sons, Don (Carolyn), Scott (Amy), Mark (Tracy). Grandchildren; Brandon (Kimberly), Andrea, Paige (Drew), Olivia, Mia and Tristan, his sister Sue (Bill), nephew Bill Pritchard (Michael Mooney), nieces; Tammy Maier (Rich) and Julie Camp (Aaron), great nephew Adam Maier (Lindsey), great niece Katelyn Maier. His special cousin, Chuck Rapp (Sue). Brothers in Law: Patsy (Gail) and Victor (Nancy) Salvato. Extended family, Bill Serow, IV and Debbie Serow. Many friends, especially Ron and Connie Wood, and his goddaughter, Danielle Driscoll. Don was a dedicated volunteer Fireman with the Barnard Fire Department, a lifetime member of the Barnard Exempt Club. He also was a member of the Kendall Lion’s Club. After retiring from Eastman Kodak as a carpenter, Don & Joann fulfilled their dream of living on Lake Ontario next door to their very dear friends, Bill & Marlene Serow, where they enjoyed many years together. The family sincerely wishes to thank the staff for their care at The Journey Home. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 15th 11 a.m. 2 p.m. with a short prayer service at 2 p.m. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Rd. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Journey Home, 994 Long Pond Road, Rochester NY 14626.

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  1. It’s hard to say goodbye to such a good and loyal friend . We will miss you but will always remember the good times we spent together from Haviland Park to Kent! Rest easy.
    Ron & “the girl in the football jersey “

  2. Don was a great and loving guy. The 4 of us had a lot of fun together. I will miss him greatly. Much love goes out to Joann and her wonderful family. God bless you all.

  3. I will truly miss you coming into the store with Joann with all of your painted furniture and goodies for your booth. Will always love and miss you!

  4. It was with great shock and disbelief when we learned of Don’s passing. We met Don and Joann in the Florida community we all wintered in. On a warm sunny day Don could always be seen sitting outside in a lawn chair soaking in the sun. His presence is greatly missed by all. We send our sincere sympathy to Joann and their entire family.

  5. Jerry and I send our sincere sympathy to the Harter family. We have many fond memories of Don from sitting outside at the end of his driveway soaking up the sun to performing in our local talent show. He will be missed.

  6. My dear Mr Harter – you were a special light in our lives. Full of life and a great conversationalist. You made us all feel so welcome down at the lake – those memories will be cherished forever. Your smile, your hugs, seeing you drive up the road in your golfcart, sitting in the sun, waving to you from the water, countless picnics…may you rest easy in Heaven. We know you’ll watch over us. With love always!!!!❤️

  7. Short time before Don died he came to me to console me about my
    Daughter’s death and gave me a big hug. He said everything will be
    Fine. Now I am consoling his family. He was a very caring and loving
    Person and I will miss our conversations and laughter that we shared.
    My deepest condolences to all his family.

  8. We started out as Brother-in-Laws. You were the Best Man at our wedding. (Over the years we became Brothers.) Thank You!

    With Love,
    Patsy & Gail Salvato

  9. Condolences to Joann and Family on Don’s death. we went to school together and I remember even than what a great guy he was. He will be sorely missed by every life he touched. Much Love and Prayers.

  10. Our sincere condolences go out to Joann, Don, Scott and Mark and their families. Having known and lived near Don for the last 30 years it will not be the same at the Lake. Don always had a smile on his face and he will be greatly missed. RIP our dear friend. Paul & Sue

  11. Greg and I feel …. it just won’t be the same down here, at the lake, without our great friends and neighbors! Love you… miss you !!

  12. Joanne I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family cherish the beautiful memories that you had together

  13. So sad to hear Don has passed. I’ve known him for over 60 years from our Charlotte High School years ( Don was one year behind me ) through Kodak to the Hilton years. I recall the last time I saw him . It was before the Hilton Carnival Parade . Our Generations Band had lined up at Merton Williams School and I was making my way up to the parade route to do my backwards videotaping of our band when by the Firehouse I heard someone calling my name. I looked and it was Don. I went over and hugged him . We talked a bit and he said ‘ See you in the Zoo’ and off I went.
    Rest in peace dear friend . A great guy and a class act .

  14. So sorry to hear of Don’s passing; I worked with him at Kodak & he was also my neighbor (one Fire Lane to the East) for many years. Love & hugs to Joann & her entire family; Don will be missed.

  15. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Don. We hold fond memories of our time with him down at the lake. .Our thoughts and Prayers go out to Joann and his family

  16. Uncle Don was kind, loving and full of light and laughter – He will be greatly missed by all! Sending love, prayers and our deepest condolences to the Harter family.

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