REV. DON C. MEDOFF
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SHERRILL: Rev. Don C. Medoff, 86, of Marshall Place, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.
Don was born June 11, 1932 in Keene, NH, the eldest son of Charles and Lona Williams Medoff. He was a graduate of Keene High School in 1950, the Philadelphia Biblical University, and the Piedmont Baptist College and Seminary. Don began preaching at the age of 14 and dedicated his life to his faith. His ministries included the Mt. Holly (VT) Baptist Church, where he also served in supply to the Pittsfield (VT) Federated Church; the Tyson (VT) Congregational Church; the Cuttingsville (VT) Congregational Church. He was pastor of the North Darien (NY) Baptist Church; the West Bethany (NY) Baptist Church, and the Royalton (NY) Baptist Church. He also did interim work for the American Baptist Churches in Canastota, Oneida, Pulaski and the First Baptist Church in Rome, NY. In 1978 he became Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Georgetown and the Lebanon Federated Church, serving for 16 years until his retirement in 1994. Following his retirement Don continued to preach in West
Leyden Reformed Church and Sunday services at Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility where he resided. On June 14, 1980, Don married Arah J. Metz in the Oneida Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Arah “AJ”; his children, Daniel and Amy Medoff of Arvada, CO; Shari and Lee Fitzsimmons of Knoxville, TN; Dwight and Thavy Medoff of Arlington, TX; Stephanie Christie of Fairhope, AL; his step-children, Thomas and Diane Winn of North Syracuse; Donna Winn of Lee Center; Kevin and Maureen Winn of Newberryport, MA;, Diane and Wayne Cross of Oriskany Falls; sisters and brothers-in-law, Leah and Mel Wolfe of Lake Worth, FL; Leecia and Richard Exel of N. Swanzey, NH; Marcia and Michael Armstrong of Federal Way, WA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Morris and Lynn Medvidofsky of Keene, NH; and Nathan and Keiko Medvidofsky of Lakewood, CO; 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. A sister, Moreen Gearhart and special cousin, Maureen Sher predeceased him.
A Memorial service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, 3640 Seneca Turnpike, Canastota at 1 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the West Leyden Reformed Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar St., Morrisville, NY.
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