8/13/2018 – Donald J. Wiley, Syracuse

Mr. Donald J. Wiley, 57, of Syracuse, formerly of Watertown, died Tuesday, August 7th, at his home.

There will be no public services. There will be a private graveside committal service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clayton, at the family’s convenience.

Donald was born May 27th, 1961, in Watertown, the son of Frederick and Joan Steele Wiley. He attended Watertown Schools.

While in Watertown years ago, he was a Salesman for local furniture companies.

Surviving besides his mother Joan, of Daytona Florida, is one sister, Mary (Rick) Soluri of LaFargeville; one brother, Ronald (Donna) Wiley of LaFargeville; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.



  1. When I was a little girl I looked up to u…. you were as smart as a whip, and so cute. My cousin Rosie loved you so much. You two were the first adult couple I had seen as a little girl. You could see the love between you two, then later the hardships you two endured. I remember your voice when u laughed, how u always said I was a pretty little girl. You were always nice to me. Thentrouble started you and Rosie got into things you shouldn’t have and it destroyed the both of you. But you were Donny and Rosie was Rosie. Craziness happened and your marriage was destroyed in my early twenties. I often thought of you and wondered where u went and if u got better? Only saw u that one time did not recognize you. Saddened me. I am so sorry for what you had to go through in this life . I just know Rosie was never the same without you. But now you can join her in heaven hopefully and be with her again. May you Rest In Peace Donny in heaven you can be the man you were meant to be not the black sheep My condolences to the family❤️

  2. Janet Ferguson Posted

    I was sad to read of Donny’s passing. I hadn’t seen or heard of him in many years, but I have good memories from the days when we both worked at Grand Union. My condolences to his family.

  3. Scott Kittle Posted

    It was sad to hear of Donny’s passing. I would have loved to had seen him. I had nothing but good things to say of Donny.

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