Donald Lawrence Jayne, born April 06, 1939 at the Tioga General Hospital, Waverly, New York and died at home October 20, 2019 after a two-year battle with cancer. Don lived on Tracy Road with his wife of 35 years, Linda (Snyder-Maurer) Jayne.
Don graduated from Waverly High School in 1957 and went on to Cornell University where he was on the wrestling Team and studied Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture. After graduating in 1961, Don joined the family business, Jayne’s Greenhouse which his parents started in 1935. Don opened the retail Flower Shop in downtown Waverly in 1962 and retired from the business in 2011.
The one-time Eagle Scout put his fingerprints on any number of community endeavors. But also did global outreach; once taking part in a mercy trip to Haiti. He accompanied five others from his church on a post-Katrina van ride to assist flood victims in Mississippi.
The 80-year-old Jayne was an Elder in the Valley United Presbyterian Church and the longest serving board member of the Waverly Community Chest. He was a Fire-fighter, Boy Scout Leader, and Sunday School Teacher. He was a long-time member of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce and one-time Businessperson of the Year, after his retirement GVCC made him a life-time honorary member of the Chamber. He also served on VEDA, Committee for a Healthier Community and The Bridge. Up until three weeks before his death he delivered meals for CHOW for Children.
Don was pre-deceased by his daughter Jennifer Peacock in February of this year, his parents: Larry and Gladys Jayne, and his brother: Charles Jayne.
In addition to his wife, Don is survived by his Son-in-Law, Christopher Peacock, Granddaughters: Susie Marie and Hannah Christine, Sister-in-law: Diane Jayne, Special Niece Christine Snyder-Griep, Special Great- Nephew Taylor Stewart and numerous other dear nieces and nephews, their spouses and children.
A Memorial Service for Donald Jayne will be held at the Valley United Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly New York. Rev. Sharan Knoell presiding, and the Eulogy will be given by long-time friend Charles “Chuck” Carver. The Service will be held November 02, 2019 at 11 am.
Donations in Memory of Donald Jayne can be made to: Valley United Presbyterian Church, The Bridge of the Penn-York Valley Churches, P.O. Box 202, Sayre, PA 1 8840, The Don and Linda Wrestling Scholarship at the Community Foundation, 104 W. Lockhart Street, Unit 2, Sayre, PA 18840; The Waverly Community Chest, P.O. Box 844, Waverly, NY 14892 or Waverly CHOW for Children, P.O. Box 661, Waverly, NY 14892
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St. Sayre, Pa. Those wishing to leave a sympathy message for Don’s family may do so at thomascremationfuneralservice.com
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Valley United Presbyterian Church
459 Park Ave., Waverly NY 14892
Bridge of Penn York Churches
Box 202, Sayre PA 18840
Don and Linda Wrestling Scholarship at the Community Foundation
104 W. Lochart St. Unit 2, Sayre PA 18840
Waverly Community Chest
Box 844, Waverly NY 14892
Waverly CHOW for Children
Box 661, Waverly NY 14892