Donald W. Napier



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Greece: Monday, April 27, 2009. Predeceased by his brothers, Malcolm and Wilbur; sister, Alice. Survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Maxine Napier; sons, Robert (Virginia) Napier, James (Donna) Napier; daughter, Donna Critchlow; grandchildren, Emily, Sarah, Nicole, Jacob and Kyle; great-grandchildren, Jonah, Nicholas, Dillon; nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Donald was an Eastman Kodak Company retiree after 42 years. He was a member of the Gleason Chorus for years, enjoyed the Al Jolson Society and was a member of the YMCA Men’s Club. Donald loved to dance, sing, swim and golf. He was an Army Veteran of WW II and served in the Civilian Conservation Corp. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will be held Friday 10:00 AM at Greece Baptist Church. Interment, Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greece Baptist Church in his memory.


  1. Tammy Mathews on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Bob and family, I know that your father will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He had so much energy until recently. The one thing I will remember is Swing dancing with him just a few short years ago at the Lilac Festival. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  2. John & Karen (Parker) Rohe on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Bob & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God hold you in the palm of his hand, and give you peace.

  3. Carol Rowland on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Maxine, Donna, Bob, Ginny, Jim, Donna, and children –I feel so sorry for the loss of Don–your husband, your father, your father-in-law and your grandfather. He will be greatly missed. I will always remember him as being so full of life and energy. I have many great memories of him from family visits and reunions in Rochester and Orangeville, Ontario. He loved introducing my family and I as his cousins from Canada. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

  4. Jill Thomas on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Maxine, Donna, Bob, Jim So sorry to hear about the loss of cousin Don. I have many good memories of him. He loved life and he loved to laugh and have fun. You are in my thoughts. Love Jill

  5. Mike Depew on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Don always had a smile and something good to say. We missed him at the Lock City Glee Club when he and Jack stopped coming for regular Monday night rehearsals. It was always a treat to see him and exchange a few memories when he was able to make a trip back to Lockport. I know that he is singing with the ‘best’ choir now and I’m sure he is continuing to bring a smile to many of his old friends that he hasn’t seen for a while. We’ll miss you old friend and keep singing till we are all in that same chorus again. Mike

  6. John Norris on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Don brought so much light & life into a room when he entered it. That light is still shining for us all now in our memories.

  7. Rick and Linda Few on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Don was a man who enjoyed life, reaching out in friendship to all around him. We enjoyed seeing he and Maxine when they would come for Lock City Glee Club events . We will miss him greatly.

  8. Bob and Gwen Lockie on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Don was always very friendly and interested in how you are doing as a person. We were always happy to see Don and Maxine at our Lock City Glee Club activities. We will miss him, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to Maxine and their family.

  9. George L Bond on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Don, the man of undertakings, pursuing them with spirited enthusiasm. He also showing an interest in myself, after my arrival in Rochester as a farmboy in 1947, and continuing in a great circle that lead me back here recently. His interest and his presence remains appreciated.

  10. Brenda Weber on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Don: I smile thinking that you are entertaining our Lord with ‘another number!’

  11. Terry Quetschenbach on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Jim, Donna & boys, So sorry about your dad/grandfather. I understand how hard it is to lose someone. Thinking about you all, The Quetschenbach Family Grieg, Terry, Rachel & Robert

  12. Kevin Wagar on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Jim, Donna, Jake and Kyle. So sorry for your loss. It’s never easy. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Chrissie Cromheecke on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Jimmy, Donna, Jake & Kyle: We are so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish. Please know that we are here for you. With love, Jay, Chrissie, Kylie & Emily Cromheecke

  14. David & Kathy Phelps on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We are thankful for the time we spent with Don in the GBC choir. He was vibrant and joyful.We are blessed to have known him. God bless your family at this time.

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