Olean- Donald “Don” R. Landries, of 1275 Olean-Portville Road, passed away unexpectedly, Monday (July 6, 2020) at his home.
Born October 30, 1953 in Olean, he was the son of the late Kermit Billsborough and Doris Ackley Wingard. He first married Jeanne Winsor, who predeceased him. On August 19, 2012, he married Margo Hanmer, who survives.
Don started working for Dresser Rand in Olean in 1972, after 44 years of service, he retired in 2016.
He was a member of the Enchanted Mountain Lodge #252, the Olean Rod and Gun Club, and Ancient Order of Hibernians. Don was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time at his camp.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Matt Landries of Johnsonburg, PA; Margo’s children; Robert (Nanette) Kunselman of Olean and Jennifer (Robert) Montgomery of Rochester; their grandchildren; Michael, Nathan, and Carter Landries, Addison Montgomery, Justin and Harlee Howard, (whom he helped raise over the past 10 years), and Peyton Kunselman; one sister, Peggy (Raymond) Green of Olean; his step-mom, Elberta Billsborough of Rixford, PA; his half siblings, Sherri Pfouts of Smithville, TX., Dale (Kim) Billsborough of Daytona, FL., Charles (Laura) Billsborough of Rixford, PA., Greg Billsborough of Warren, PA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his first wife, he is predeceased by one sister, Laura Barber in 2018, and an infant sister.
Friends will be received at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street on Friday (July 10, 2020) from 9am-10am, with a memorial service to follow at 10am in the funeral home. Covid-19 precautions are required. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olean.
Memorials if desired may be made to the Westons Mills Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 601, Westons Mills, NY 14788, or the Enchanted Mountain Lodge, 124 N. Union Street, Olean, NY 14760.
Online condolences may be made at www.guentherfh.com.
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