Donald H. Farnam

August 26, 1937 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Donald Farnam Obituary


Donald H. Farnam, 86, of Vaughn Drive, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy.

Born in Troy, NY, he was the son of John J. and Evelyn G. (Macey) Farnam.

Donald grew up in Lansingburgh. He dropped out of school after the 7th grade to work on the family farm to help support the family.

In earlier years, he drove a horse and wagon delivery route of baked goods for the Charles Freihofer Baking Company in Troy. He then worked for Capital Bakery and Wonderbread.

He retired as a custodian from the Town of Colonie.

Donald attended Colonie Alliance Church and was an avid bowler and bowled in three leagues until earlier this year. He also enjoyed the company of his 3 grand furr babies Remi, Rocco, and DJ.

His wife Dorothea Farnam passed away April 17, 2022.

Survivors include two daughters: Onalova “Onnie” (Kevin) Shaw of Colonie and Heidi Farnam of Auburn, NY; a son Lenny (Maria) Farnam of Rotterdam; grandchildren: Tayler and Miley, as well as several step-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held from 9:30am to 11:00am prior to a Memorial Service at 11am on Monday January 15, at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Avenue, Colonie. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens in Colonie.

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January 15, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Cannon Funeral Home
2020 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205

Memorial Service
January 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Cannon Funeral Home
2020 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205


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