Donald Nau

Obituary of Donald Nau

Donald G. Nau "Opa"

Spencerport/Cape Vincent

On March 7, 2018. He is survived by Judy, his loving wife of more than 60 years, his cherished children Amy (Brian) Oagley, Bethann (Michael) Sayers and James (Amela) Nau.  Don was the beloved Opa of Kaitlyn and Carmen Stagnitta, Kellie Pattist, Brianna and Stephen Murphy, Megan Nau, Benjamin Nau, Amanda (Jonathan) Drew. His twin great-granddaughters, Carina and Gemma Stagnitta were the joy of his old age.  Don also leaves a sister, Jeanne Nau Anderson, a very large extended family including special cousins, Bob Yorks and Betty Gardner and a wide circle of friends, especially his cottage and carving club buddies.  For more information about Donald please visit,

Don was a retiree of Kodak’s Emulsion Research Labs; a member of the White Church of Spencerport; the Chili Carvers, and a life member of Humboldt Lodge #138, I.O.O.F. He was an avid fisherman, a talented woodcarver, an accomplished cook and baker, and an expert gardener/rosarian.  Apart from his family, Don’s greatest love was music; he had a beautiful tenor voice.

Friends are invited to call from 1-3 PM Saturday, March 24 at the funeral home, 15 West Ave., Spencerport, where his memorial service will follow at 3 PM.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish may contribute to Cape Vincent Village Green, Cape Vincent, NY 13618, or to the National Woodcarvers Association, P.O. Box 43218, Cincinnati, OH 45243 in Don’s memory.