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Donald S. Bireley

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Donald S. Bireley of Downingtown Donald S. Bireley, 83, of Downingtown, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook. He was the beloved husband of the late Jane Sensenig Bireley, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage at the time of her passing in 2009. Born in Coatesville, Don was the son of the late Horace and Sara Patton Bireley. He was a 1946 graduate of S. Horace Scott High School in Coatesville. Don was employed for 35 years by Downingtown National Bank / DNB First. He was the manger for the Lionville branch. He was a member of the Downingtown Lion's Club since 1967, holding office as president, secretary and treasure and awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award three times during his tenure. Don was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Downingtown for 50 years. He loved spending time with his family, including his four granddaughters. He was a die hard Phillies fan and enjoyed vacationing at the Jersey Shore. Mr. Bireley is survived by his children, Randy Bireley of Chester Springs, Sandy Piersol and her husband, Russell, of Downingtown, and Sharon Escobar and her husband, Brian, of Phoenixville; granddaughters, Stephanie and Amy Bireley and Julianna and Alyssa Escobar; and sister, Dorothy Robinson of Coatesville. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also predeceased by his son, Dennis Bireley. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at Central Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Uwchlan Ave., (Route 113), Downingtown, PA 19335. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the PA Lions Hearing Research Foundation; checks made payable to Lion's International District 14-P c/o Tim Mills (District Treasurer), 149 Tumbleweed Dr., Blandon, PA 19510 or Central Presbyterian Church at the above address. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the James J. Terry Funeral Home, Downingtown.

Published in The Daily Local on Dec. 31, 2011
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