Donald P. Medler

  • Visitation: Monday, May 16th 2011
               6:00 - 9:00 pm
                            Tuesday, May 17th 2011
               2:00 - 4:00 pm
               7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Location:  O'Connell Funeral Home
     30 Little Plains Road. Southampton
  • Religious Service: Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary RC Church in Southampton
    Wednesday, May 18th at 10:00 AM
  • Service Type: Public


  • Biography

    Born: March 22, 1935
    Died:  May 14, 2011
    Age:    76



    Donald P. Medler
    Donald P. Medler of North Sea Beach Colony, Southampton, NY (formerly of Rockville Centre, NY) passed suddenly on May 14, 2011 surrounded by his family.
    Don was born on March 22, 1935 to Dr. Raymond F. and Mae (Wilson) Medler. He grew up in Richmond Hill, NY and attended Xavier High School. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1956 where he made many lifelong friends. Upon graduation Don served as an officer in the US Navy stationed in New York. In 1958 he met and married the love of his life, Bonnie Britt. The couple was blessed with 7 loving children and 15 grandchildren.
    Don has been coming to Southampton since 1940 and in those 70 plus years developed a lifelong love and affection for North Sea Beach Colony. He loved to sail, ride the ocean waves and play golf at Southampton Golf Club.
    Don spent his career as an entrepreneur in the international garment industry. He traveled extensively for work and continued to enjoy traveling in retirement. Ireland was one his favorites places to visit. In 2008 Don and Bonnie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Dingle, Ireland with their children.
    Don is survived by Bonnie, his beloved wife of nearly 53 years; his loving children Kathy Gorman (Bill), Maggie Lane (Pat), Julie, Don, Christine Ford (Doug), Tricia Lederer (Matt) and Mary Liz Viviano (Paul); his adoring grandchildren Andrew Gorman, Dan, Brittany, Emily and Matt Lane, Katie, Allie, Annie and Riley Ford, Madeline, Luke and Owen Lederer and Joe, Emma and Tommy Viviano; and his loving siblings Raymond and Mary Jane.
    Don was a kind, loving, faithful man who always had a smile on his face and nice things to say about those around him. He made treasured friends throughout his life. He was a quiet gentleman who will be dearly missed.
    Don’s life was celebrated on Wednesday at a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church in Southampton, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Human Resources of the Hamptons , 168 Hill Street #A Southampton, NY 11968


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