John A. Donati, 95, of Hickory, passed away Friday evening, September 24, 2021, in Southminster of Presbyterian Senior Care, Washington, where he had been a resident for the past year.
He was born March 31, 1926, in Burgettstown a son of the late John and Ida Ceresa Donati.
After graduating from the Union High School in Burgettstown, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp in 1944 serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946 as the rank of corporal, and was a recipient of the American Campaign, Army Occupation, E.A.M.E. and World War II Victory Medals.
Mr. Donati retired from Climax Molybdenum in Langeloth, where he was a lab analyst and later worked as a partner with his son, Steve at Donati Machine Company in Hickory.
He and his wife were active and faithful members of the Central Assembly of God Church in Houston and together enjoyed fishing, boating and traveling.
His beloved wife, Billie Jean Donati, whom he married May 6, 1950, passed away January 28, 2010.
He is survived by his three children, Michele M. Donati-Smith and husband Charles of Philadelphia, Steven A. Donati of Hickory, and John M. Donati and wife Carol L. of Mt. Lebanon; two grandsons, Tony Donati and wife Verti, and Jonathan Donati and wife Aja Jones; two great grandsons, Adrian and Apollo Jones-Donati; a sister, Dorothy Donati Marcucci, wife of the late Al, of Burgettstown; his brother, William Louis Donati and wife Barbara of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents and wife, is a sister, June Donati Testa.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, in the Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, PA 15021. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, in the Central Assembly of God Church, 155 McGovern Road, Houston, PA 15342, with Pastor David Warnock officiating. Everyone is kindly asked to go directly to the church on Wednesday morning.
Interment with military honors will follow in the Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.
Those wishing to remember John in a special way can make a memorial donation in his memory to the Central Assembly of God Church or the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty-Four, PA 15330.