Donald Kaltenbach

MOUNT JEWETT - Donald Kaltenbach, 89, of 10 Division St., Mount Jewett, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2014) at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born July 13, 1924, in Mount Jewett, he was a son of the late Harry and Irene Scott Kaltenbach. He was raised by his grandmother, Blanche Goodman. On April 29, 1950, in Hazel Hurst, he married Jeanette Rosenswie, who preceded him in death in 2008.
Mr. Kaltenbach was a logger who worked as a logging contractor for various companies in the area.
He served with the U.S. Marines at the battle of Iwo Jima and is one of the few surviving veterans of that battle in this area.
He was a member of Mount Jewett American Legion Post 574 and belonged to the Mount Jewett Sportsman's Club.
Surviving are a daughter, Cathryn Kaltenbach of Mount Jewett; two grandsons, Gary (Lorna) Smith of Lewis Run and Matthew (Tiffany) Smith of Youngsville; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and grandparents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Vincent Cieslewicz, pastor, officiating. Military services will be conducted at the church after Mass. Burial will be at Bridgeview Cemetery.
The Cummings Funeral Home Inc. in Mount Jewett is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be expressed at

Funeral Home

Cummings Funeral Home Inc.
10 East Main Street Mount Jewett, PA 16740
(814) 778-5571

Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 19 to Feb. 26, 2014