Don Howard Kelder, 93, of Margaretville, formerly of Fleischmanns, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville.
He was born June 29, 1918 in Pine Hill, the son of Russell Kelder and Helen Maude Beizee
Don served in the U.S. Army as chief mechanic; he served in Germany and France.
He married Charlotte May Stevens. She died April 25, 2006.
Don was a self-employed mechanic in Fleischmanns and operated Kelder’s Garage for many years. He was also a truck driver for several area businesses.
He was a member of the Fleischmanns Fire Department and enjoyed golfing and deep sea fishing.
Surviving are a daughter, Audrey Wickham; a son, Donald D. Kelder; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and a nephew.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville with Rev. Michael Shank officiating.
Burial will be in the New Kingston Cemetery at a later date.
Calling hour will be held at 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hynes Funeral Home.
Donations in memory of Don Howard Kelder may be made to the St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, Margaretville, NY 12455. Arrangements are by Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville,