Donald D. Fleschut Sr., 79, of Trucksville, had his life's journey end on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 19, 1934, in Kingston, a son of the late Julius Charles Fleschut and Helen Bower Fleschut. Don was a devoted husband, loving father and proud grandfather of five grandchildren.
He was a member of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre. He retired after 35 years of loyal service to the Pennsylvania Gas and Water Co.
Don loved to travel with his wife, collect antiques and appreciated classic cars.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Julius Jr., Robert and William; and his sister, Marie Fleschut, Pauline Fleschut Zukoski and Ruth Fleschut Reggie.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Sylvia; his sons, Donald Jr. and his wife, Kathy; Peter and his wife, Kathleen; and John and his wife, Nicole; his grandchildren, Sarah, Brandon, Madison, Christopher and Ella; his sisters Agnes Fleschut Radnor, Shirley Fleschut Oliver and Marguerite Fleschut Thomas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains Township, with Archpriest Joseph Martin officiating. A private interment will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Family and friends may visit 6 to 9 p.m. today, with a Parastas service at 7 p.m., and 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.