Donald Maus

Obituary of Donald R. Maus

Donald R. Maus, Troy, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 9, 2022, at the age of 74. Born April 29, 1948, in Elmira, New York, to Donald and Ruth (Stimmerman) Maus, Don’s greatest joys were spending time with his family and friends, whom he loved dearly. Don’s grandparents lived in Roscoe, New York, and some of Don’s favorite childhood memories involved spending time at Tennanah Lake. Don was an avid outdoorsman and cherished the time he was able to spend with his father hunting and, later with his nephew. Don also took pride in teaching his daughter and grandsons how to fish and in coaching his daughter’s softball teams. Don loved enjoying the simple pleasures in life with his family and friends, whether it was going for a ride in the country to look for deer or simply stopping with someone he loved for ice-cream. Don held various jobs in his life, working as a New York State correctional officer for many years before transitioning to selling insurance for several agencies in the Elmira area. Most recently, Don worked as a truck driver for Moore Trucking, LLC in Canton, PA. Don was also very active in the community, serving as a lifetime member at the Southport Volunteer Fire Department and as a board member at Forest Lawn Cemetery, for many years. After losing his sister to a drunk driver, Don became active in organizations to prevent drunk driving, including volunteering for RID-USA (Remove Intoxicated Drivers) and speaking about his experience at local high schools and on community victim impact panels. Don was preceded in death by his parents, the late Donald and Ruth (Stimmerman) Maus, as well as his sister, Sandra Murdough Brown. Don is survived by his former wife, Karen (Winner) Maus, loving daughters, Sarah (Peter) Fagan of Virginia Beach, VA, Rachel Maus of Elmira, NY; grandsons, Christopher and Eric Fagan; nieces and nephews, Sherry (Timothy) Todd, Lisa (Jeffrey) Carlson, Mark (Amy) Murdough, Kathleen Lockhart, Todd (Patty) Murdough, as well as numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Southport Volunteer Fire Department, 1001 Carl Street, Elmira, NY 14904, on Sunday, December 18th, with calling hours from 2-4 and a brief service to follow afterward. Internment will take place at the convenience of the family. The family has been touched by the outpouring of love and support during this incredibly difficult time and thanks everyone for being a part of Don’s life.
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