Donald F. McAninch (1928 - 2015)

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Donald F. McAninch, 87, of Brookville, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at the Brookville Hospital.
He was born Jan. 3, 1928, to the late Albert and Elizabeth Mae (Wolfe) McAninch, in Brookville. On April 9, 1949, he married Joyce U. McAninch. She preceded him in death March 31, 1989.
Donald served his country as a member of the United States Navy.
He worked as a supervisor for Sylvania but ended up becoming part owner of White-Brook, Inc., which was a machine shop.
He was a member of the Masons, Hobah Lodge 276 in Brookville, in which he received a 50 year pin; Fraternal Order of the Eagles #983, in Brookville; a lifetime member of the VFW Hall in Indiana, Pa.; and was a retired Brookville volunteer firefighter.
He is survived by two daughters, Deborah (Richard) Rafferty and Shelley (Robert) Haines; two sisters, Thyra Rhodes and Beverly Pangallo; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his good friend, Shirley Smith.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by one son, Roger McAninch; one sister, Shirley Goheen; and one brother, Lawrence McAninch.
Family and friends will be received from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at the McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA 15825. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, also at the funeral home, with Pastor Joni Williams officiating. Interment will take place at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Knox Township, Jefferson County.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the , 1st Floor, 100 W. Station Square Dr., Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
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McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
345 Main St
Brookville, PA 15825
(814) 849-7375
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Published in The Courier Express from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2015
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