Windsor - Donald W. Holton, 70, of Windsor, NY, passed away peacefully at home on September 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Grace (Kellum) Holton, his children Jennifer Holton, Patrick Holton, Caitlin Holton and Jesse Holton, his grandson Eli Holton, and his sister Connie Ackley. He will also be remembered fondly by his numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, in-laws and friends. Donald grew up in Vestal, the son of late Ralph and Reba (Joyce) Holton. Don retired from NYSEG where he was a Substation Design Engineer.
Don lived his life as a dreamer and a creator. His passions were diverse, often drawing on his talents as an artist to achieve both beauty and utility in his many projects. His greatest accomplishment can be found in the house he created from his ancestor’s barn in Lordville, NY, as well as a lifetime of art depicting the most important things in his life. After meeting Grace and through his retirement, Don rediscovered his passion for wrestling. He dedicated a countless amount of time and effort to helping his son – as well as a whole community of other wrestlers – reach their potential in the sport, while proudly representing his own “Team Geezer”, which he competed under until his last competition at age 57.
The family will have calling hours from 4-7pm on Monday September 9, 2019 at E. H. Parson Funeral Home, 71 Main Street Binghamton NY. Burial will be on Tuesday in Lordville, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to your local youth wrestling club or Binghamton American Heart Association.