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Obituary of Donald Wilkes
Phelps, Donald E. Wilkes age 77, died peacefully at home with his family on Saturday January 23, 2021. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. It is requested that memorial donations be made in memory of Don to the House of John 14 Spring Street Clifton Springs, NY 14432. Don was born on April 26, 1943 in Lyons, NY the son of the late Elmer and Arletta Albrecht Wilkes. He retired from Garlock’s where he worked as a Manufacturing Engineer. Don was a lifetime hunter and fisherman. He never missed an opening day. He was a member of the Lower Buckhorn Sportsmans Club. He enjoyed golfing with the Golf Wanderers for many years. Don also enjoyed the tradition of playing Euchre with his grandsons. Don’s family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Clifton Springs Oncology and Ontario-Yates Hospice for the exceptional care they gave to Don. He is survived by his high school sweetheart he married 58 years ago, Sherry Randall Wilkes of Phelps Children Vicki Wilkes of Phelps Shelly (Tom) Filiatreau Jr. of Phelps Bruce (Dee) Wilkes of Phelps Grandchildren Jordan (Julia Harper) Filiatreau, Alyssa Filiatreau, Cody (Megan Aubertine) Wilkes and Kyle Wilkes Brothers and sister Glen (Nancy) Wilkes of Phelps Marlene Jones of Geneva Roy Wilkes of Phelps David (Hope) Wilkes of Phelps Sister in law Linda Wilkes of Clifton Springs Many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Gary Wilkes, brother in law Donald Jones and sister in law Joy Wilkes.
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