Don was born on this date, April 15th, 1932.
In 1952, he married the love of his life for the next 58 years, Melvina. They eventually settled in the tiny, but very historic, Village of Oriskany, where Don has served as mayor since 1989. Prior to his days as Mayor, Don served as a village trustee.
He spends his spare time with his four sons and more than two dozen grandchildren and great grandchildren. When it comes to sports, Don is always cheering for the underdog and still has a soft spot for the game of golf, although Don will be the first to admit he can't quite hit em' like he used to.
Eyewitness News salutes you, Don Rothdiener, and we're proud to have you as our Hometown Hero.