Donald Mowry, Jr.

Obituary of Donald C. Mowry, Jr.

Donald C. Mowry, Jr, 68, a longtime resident of Red Hook, NY, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at his home.


Born on May 26th, 1952, in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late Donald and Helen (Lashley) Mowry, Sr.


For many years and until his retirement, Don worked in the hardware & paint industry. His career began in Red Hook at Stockenberg's Hardware; he went on to work at Williams Lumber in Rhinebeck where he managed the paint department for many years. Most recently he worked at Herzog's in Kingston, NY. Don retired in 2014. He continued to work part time at Herzog's and loved helping his son with his sign business. Don loved people and was a very sociable person. He could strike up a conversation with anyone he came across.


In addition to his family, Don was a history buff and loved to read. He could tell you everything and anything that you would want to know about Disney, Patton, & Elvis. He loved collecting and sharing pictures of Red Hook's history. He also enjoyed everything to do with boating and fishing, and football. He was an avid New York Giants fan and loved 60's music.


Active in his community, Don was a longtime member and former Captain of the Rescue Squad with the Red Hook Fire Company.

He is survived by his children, Kevin (girlfriend: Karianne Spallina) Mowry of Red Hook, NY, and Cara (Marty) Roberts of Leesburg, GA; his grandchildren, Austin & Mackenzie Roberts of Leesburg, GA, and Roxanne Renzo of Red Hook, NY; his sister, Arra Mowry of Wappingers Falls, NY; along with extended family and numerous friends.


Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes in Red Hook on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 4 to 7 pm. Interment will be private.


Due to Covid-19/ NYS Guidelines- masks, social distancing, & capacity limitations will be adhered to during all services. During visitation, please be respectful to those who may be waiting to visit by keeping your stay brief if possible. Your patience is appreciated. Thank you.


Memorial donations may be made in Donald's memory to the Red Hook Fire Company Rescue Squad, PO Box 100, Red Hook, NY 12571.


Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.



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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, March 1, 2021
Burnett & White Funeral Homes
7461 S. Broadway
Red Hook, New York, United States
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