Donald D. Girard, 74, of 11 ½ Avenue B, Bradford, passed away Wednesday (March 16, 2016) passed away at his residence, after an extended illness.
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Born July 10, 1941, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Joseph C. and Angelamarie Piganelli Girard Sr. He was a 1959 graduate of Bradford High School.
On Dec. 3, 1963, he enlisted in the United States Army, served during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on Dec. 2, 1965.
He was a life member of St. Bernard Church, the LaStella Lodge and the American Legion Post 108.
Don was employed at Airco Speer, J.A. Frisina Paving Company and PV Paving Company, and he retired from Interstate Amersite.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan Lee and Karen McClain, both of Bradford; three sisters, Loretta Sampson, Patricia Girard and Terri (Ron) Orris, all of Bradford; one brother, Joseph A. (Kathy) Girard of Rochester, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Girard, Christina Girard, Katherine Girard, Megan Girard, Erick Lee, Jillian McClain and Brooke McClain; and several nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Thomas A. Girard; and two sisters, Gloria J. Girard and Victoria A. Cottillion.
At Don's request, there will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. today in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as Celebrant. Military honors will be accorded at the church after Mass. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Bernard Church or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 17 to Mar. 25, 2016