Paul Douglas Church

Paul  Douglas  ChurchPaul Douglas Church, 82, of Oswego Rd., Baldwinsville,
passed away on Tuesday October 1, 2013. Born in Syracuse
to his late parents, Dorothy (Eggleston) and Robert C.
Church on October 15, 1930. Doug was a graduate of
Baldwinsville Academy, class of 1948, and received his
bachelor of science degree from Cornell University, class of
1952. He entered the USAF, and was a pilot from 1952-1954.

Doug was the owner/operator of R. C. Church & Sons, a farm
equipment dealer located on Church Rd., town of Lysander;
later employed by the NYS Thruway Authority; and a sales
representative for Kaeser & Blair, Inc., Batavia, OH. Doug was
a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Baldwinsville, former
mason in the Seneca River Lodge; he was the youngest director
in the NYS Farm Equipment Dealers Association.

Predeceased by his brother, Robert E. Church in 1999.

Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara E. (Kisselstein)
Church; one son, Clinton S. Church of Vienna, VA; two daughters,
Sarah Rasmussen of Baldwinsville, and Rebecca Bartlett of
Nantucket, MA; five grandchildren; two sisters, Beverly Depew
Roese of Naples, FL, and Susan Marris of Stuart, FL; several
nieces, nephews, and cousins; many friends.

Calling hours are on Friday October 4, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. in
the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 432 Main St.,
Phoenix, NY. Services are on Saturday at 11 a. m., October 5,
in the First Presbyterian Church, 64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville,
NY 13027, with the Rev. Stuart D. Hayes officiating. Burial will be
in Riverview Cemetery, Baldwinsville, at a later date at the
convenience of the family.

Contributions to: Big Moose Community Chapel, 1544 Big Moose
Road, Big Moose, NY 13331, or the First Presbyterian Church,
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville, NY 13027.

4 thoughts on “Paul Douglas Church

  1. Dear Church family,

    I was at The Waldheim and heard the news of Doug’s passing from Nancy. I wish to send you all my sincerest sympathies, and I know you will be there to love and support one another during this time, and always. It has been my great honor to have spent several years in July at The Waldheim with all of you, and to get to know Dough and all of you. You are a very special family, and Doug’s determination and all of yours included, to make it that he could be on BML in the place he loved, especially in the last several years,was incredibly heartwarming. He will be sorely missed, but will always be part of our memories of that July week. I am keeping you all close in my heart and wish Doug and all of you peace. Warmly, Heidi Ostertag

  2. I’ve Doug most of my life ,since my father bought farm machinery from his father.I’m sure Barbara is grateful to have her children with her at this time.

  3. Aunt Barbara, Sarah, Becky and Clint and families,
    Thinking about you and yours this evening during the calling hours as well as tomorrow. Words seldom can express the thoughts that come from the heart but may you find comfort in knowing others sympathize in your loss and are praying for you. I have fond memories of your Uncle Doug growing up. Remembrances from the farm house, garden, farm machinary shop and office. Whenever I smell coffee percolating I think of the farm house kitchen and him sitting at the table. I always liked the way he would call for the dog “Lady”. I recall warm hearted memories as well with him and the family at camp. Lots of memories to share of how he impacted my life as a child and teenager. Wishing you comfort and peace.

  4. Sarah, Eric and family. Greg and I are both very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I only met him a few times at horseshows but I remember how very funny he was. You never knew what he was going to say next..very honest. You are in our thoughts. Take care.

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