Donald R. Stoll “Donnie Awesome,” age 53 of Newton, born July 31, 1966, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of March 24, 2020.
Donnie was a man who spent his life serving his community. He was a US Navy veteran. He was a deputy district warden for the NJ Forest Fire service; an exempt member of the Wallkill First Aid Squad, where he served as captain for over 10 years, leading his crew to respond to the 9/11 attacks; once a member of the Ogdensburg Fire Department; and was also an exempt member of the Franklin Fire Department, where he served his ranks up to Captain before he received the diagnosis of kidney failure and stepped down from an officer role.
He was employed by Atlantic Ambulance Corp. for many years as an EMT. His greatest joy in life was his daughter, Donna Stoll, and his grandson Cameron Stoll. To know him was to know a man who had a heart of gold; a man who would do anything for anyone even if he did not know them. He loved to talk to anyone and everyone. He cared deeply for his family, including his first responder family.
He is predeceased by his mother Clare L. Stoll. He is survived by his father Richard R Stoll, of Franklin; daughter Donna M. Stoll; sister Brenda L Pettenger of Ogdensburg; his grandson Cameron M Stoll, all of Ogdensburg; step-daughter Laurie M Miller, of Franklin, niece Jenna Matthews of Colombia, SC, fiancé of 8 years Tina Hanrahan of Newton, and aunts, uncles, cousins and A LOT of friends.
Due to government restrictions, services are private and under the direction of the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ 07416. A public memorial service for Donnie will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 1 PM at the funeral home. Military Honors and Fire Department Services will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.Please visit www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the family and find any further information. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Franklin Fire Department, 137 Buckwheat Road, Franklin, NJ 07416 would be greatly appreciated.