Donald H. Kerwin passed September 12, 2019 in Niagara Hospice House with his family at his side. Born May 21, 1929 in Hartland, Don was the son of the late Glenn and Margaret (Scharlau) Kerwin. He attended Newfane Central Schools and graduated in 1947. He entered the U.S. Navy November of 1948 and served on the USS Roanoke from its christening until he was honorably discharged in 1952. He owned the Kerwin Service Station in Wilson from 1952 - 1990. Don and Jeanne E. Maxwell met in elementary school and they married July 3, 1954, celebrating 65 years of marriage this year. He also served for 65 years in the Wilson Fire Co. #1, having been Chief from 1963 - 1968. Don was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Wilson serving at various times as trustee, council member and usher for over 50 years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Along with his wife, Don is survived by his children Michael (Sandra) Kerwin; Kathleen Gombert; Daniel “Boomer” (Lynda) Kerwin; Mary (Richard) Hillman, grandchildren Megan (Mark) Salvatore; Courtney (fiancé Jonathan) Kerwin; Nicole (Joseph) Duplessis; RD Hillman; Emily Hillman; Brian Kerwin, and great grandson Maxwell. Don is also survived by sister-in-law Gayle Kerwin, and predeceased by siblings Betty Kerwin; Eileen (Kenneth) Hillman; Dorothy (Robert) Duhow; and Robert Kerwin. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7 PM at the Hamilton and Clark Funeral Home, 270 Young Street in Wilson. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday at 10 AM at St. Brendan on the Lake, Wilson. Memorial donations may be made to the Wilson Fire Co. #1 or to Niagara Hospice in lieu of flowers. 


David Ross

President Ross Funeral Directors Inc.

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