Donald Martin Brill

 

Donald M. “Bear” Brill, age 66, of Bath, entered into the presence of our Lord on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 with his wife by his side. 

 

Don was born on December 15, 1954 in Elmira, NY to Donald and Shirley (Downs) Brill.

 

He attended Southside High School in Elmira and South Williamsport High School in PA, graduating in 1973. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Penn State University.

 

On November 10, 2001 in Big Flats, Don married Judith M. Traegler. 

 

Don was retired, but his favorite job was being a grandfather. He had a big heart and often put other people’s needs ahead of his own. He enjoyed serving in his church in whatever capacity was needed. He was known for his culinary skills and all knew that if Don was cooking, it was going to be good. In his younger years, he had served as a page for the Arkansas House of Representatives. He was a Lifetime Member of the NRA and had been a Race Official at Watkins Glen International for many years working as a Starter.

 

Don is survived by his wife, Judith M. (Traegler) Brill of Bath; father, Donald L. Brill, of Bath; three sisters: Patricia Drews, Michelle Burroughs and Constance Taddeo; step-son, Robert (Christine) Presler; two granddaughters, Julia and Savannah Presler and Father-in-Law John Traegler.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother Shirley (Downs) Brill and Mother-in-Law Jill Traegler.

 

Friends are invited to call on November 20, 2021 from 12noon to 2:00pm at the Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY. A service will follow at 2pm, with Pastor Vaughn VanSkiver as officiant.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Victory Highway Wesleyan Church or an Animal Shelter of your choice.

 

Don’s family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.