Donald H. Heness Sr.

Donald H. Heness Sr., 84, of Hanover Township passed away peacefully Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Kindred Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Larksville, he was the son of the late Theodore and Viola Hayward Heness.

He was a graduate of Larksville High School, Class of 1947, and had been a member of St. Casimir's Church, Lyndwood, Hanover Township, and St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Wilkes-Barre.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion, Post 609, Hanover Township.

Prior to retirement, he was employed by Warner & Swasey, Cleveland, Ohio. He became the owner and operator of Last Chance Produce Center, later known as Don's Deli, Hanover Township.

Donald was involved with the Boy Scouts of America and was a leader for many years. He was a former member and past president of the Jim Beam Club of Wyoming Valley, and was a member of the Firwood Seniors Club, South Wilkes-Barre, and recently of the Kingston Senior Center.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Anna, and his family. He was an avid football and basketball fan, and particularly enjoyed watching Penn State football.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Anna Marie Hudacek, on Oct. 10, 2012; brothers, Ralph and George; and sister, Mabel Cooper.

Surviving are his loving children, Debora Siebert and her husband, Thomas, Shaker Heights, Ohio; Diane Woychick and her husband, John Jr., Stroudsburg; Donald Heness Jr., Larksville; Doreen Brown and her husband, David, Gilbertsville; and Daniel Heness, West Wyoming; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, formerly St. Aloysius Church, 143 W. Division St., Wilkes-Barre.

A military service will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Lehman, for interment.

Family and friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, in Donald's memory.

Please visit for directions or to submit online condolences to Donald's family.

Funeral Home

S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home
530 W Main St Plymouth, PA 18651
(570) 779-2014

Published in Citizens' Voice on July 26, 2013