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Mildred M. Damian

September 28, 1937 - April 10, 2021


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

April 10, 2021



Birth Date:

September 28, 1937

Birth Place:

Hazleton, Pennsylvania

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Mildred M. Damian

Mildred M. Damian, 83, of Waverly passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at home.

She was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Mary Kehler Beck; sisters, Jean Masaitis, Betty Hancock, Susanne Harvey and Sarah “Sally” Masaitis; brothers, Wesley Beck and Harold Beck.

Mildred is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, John Damian Sr; children, John Damian Jr of Watkins Glen, Janet LaRue of Waverly and Richard Damian of Athens; brother, James (Joan) Beck of West Hazleton, PA; grandchildren, Damian LaRue, Danielle LaRue and Jessica Damian Thompson; great grandson, Hannibal Thompson; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mildred was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania on September 28, 1937 and went on to graduate from West Hazleton High school in 1955.  She met and married the love of her life, John in 1957.  After John enlisted in the Army, they moved to El Paso Texas to serve at Fort Bliss.  Mildred and John moved to the Valley and settled in Waverly to raise their three children.  She enjoyed ice skating, swimming in the family’s pool, hiking, biking and was an avid reader.  She loved her flowers and gardens.  She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church.

A memorial service to honor Mildred’s life will be held at a later date.  The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Lisa and Bob Nocchi
We are so sorry for your loss. I know she is always with you spiritually and will want you to understand she is full of peace and joy. But most of all would want you to be at peace and to live life joyfully ❤️ Sending love to your family.

From: June Satterly
My deepest condolences to the family. I know she will be missed by all. She was a very special person.

From: Anne Davidson Curtis
I am very sorry for your loss.

From: Ruth Harvey
Dear Mr. Damian; Janet, Johnny and Richie: I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person.....always had a smile, quick wit and sense of humor. She always did that "extra touch" like making the kids "real hot chocolate" after trick or treating. I remember her and Janet and their piles of books they would get from the library and exchange with each other after they read them. I always enjoyed my conversations with your mom during the annual Christmas Eve event at Janet's house. A special lady for sure. Thinking of you all. Much love, Ruth

From: Jim Ennis
Dear Rich and family,
I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Please know that I am praying for you all. God Bless

From: Pastor Cindy Schulte
The Damien family remains in our prayers. So sorry for your loss. May you feel the Lord's peace and strength in the days ahead.

From: Kim Bentley
Dr.Rich Damian
So sorry for the loss of your mothers.  Prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family
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