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Donald Edward, 91, of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hackensack and raised in Maywood, he resided in Saddle Brook for sixty years. A proud Navy veteran of World War II who received the Purple Heart, he was a member of the combat battalion serving in both tours of the Pacific theater. A member of the Hudson River Fishing Association, Donald enjoyed salt water and fresh water fishing and was a talented stain glass craftsman.
Prior to retiring in 1983, he was employed with Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 25 in Carlstadt for thirty years.
Beloved husband of Evelyn Florence (Wagner) Mountain. Loving and devoted father of Donald Edward Mountain, Jr. and Donna Jeffery Clutton. Cherished grandfather of James Jeffery, III, Scott Donald Jeffery and Danielle Patricia Jeffery and step grandfather of John McCormick, Tami McCormick Mercer, Patricia Clutton Brundage and husband Stephen and Tiffany Clutton Gregson and husband Matthew. Adored great grandfather of Kyle and Sierra Gregson, Nevan Brundage, Kristi, Ashley and Nichole Mercer and Shawn McCormick. Loving great-great-grandfather of Mayson and Brooklyn Mercer.
Dear brother of the late Amelia Harmata and Richard A, Mountain, Jr.
A funeral service is planned for Friday, March 22, 2013, 9:30 AM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Donald may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Atonement, 1-36 30th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 or Community Presbyterian Church, 145 Carletondale Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456. For additional information, please visit
Published in The Record/Herald News on Mar. 20, 2013