Donald S. Puharic


Age 82, passed peacefully at his son's home surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Don was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a graduate of Duquesne University and served in the Army as a 1st Lieutenant. He met and married the love of his life Joanne in 1960 and together with their strong faith raised their children in Claymont.

He was an active member of Holy Rosary R. C. Church serving as an usher and a sponsor with the RCIA program. His life was devoted to his family and his faith. He enjoyed many years of coaching little league and attending sporting events of his children and his grandchildren.

Don was the son of the late Joseph and Ann Puharic. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joanne (Shanahan), his children, Colleen Donithan, D.J. (Brenda), Terri Esposito (John), Erin Giordano (Tom), 10 grandchildren and 2 brothers.

Relatives and friends may call at MCCRERY & HARRA FUNERAL HOMES, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE, Monday, June 17 from 6-8 pm. Relatives and friends may also call on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at Holy Rosary R. C. Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Holy Rosary Church.

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Funeral Home

McCrery & Harra Funeral Home
3924 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-2204

Published in The News Journal from June 15 to June 16, 2013