Friday, July 8, 2022

Schuylkill County Obituaries for July 8th, 2022


Skook News Obituaries: July 8th, 2022

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


Donald J. Whitehead, 85 years of age, of Tuscarora, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Hometown Nursing & Rehabilitation Ctr. in Tamaqua Pennsylvania.

Born Friday, October 30, 1936 the son of the late Harry W., and Harriet (Garber) Whitehead. Donald was also predeceased by his beloved wife of 65 years; Phyllis J. (Kester) Whitehead on December 12, 2021. Donald was also predeceased by; brother, James "Buddy" Whitehead; son-in-law, James Hatmaker.

Surviving are son, Douglas H. Whitehead and his companion, Ellen Fretz of Bernville; daughters, Deborah K. Hatmaker of Coaldale, Pamela J. Golinsky wife of Thomas of Lancaster; grandchildren, Nikki, Eric, Alicia, Nathan, Danielle, Kevin and his wife Lauran; great grandchild, Corson.

A 1956 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, Donald served honorably in the United States Army. Returning home Donald began his 27 year career serving as a Police Officer with the city of Pottstown. An avid outdoorsman, Donald enjoyed hunting, and fishing. Donald was a talented woodworker, and carver. An avid reader, Donald enjoyed reading books about military history. Donald was a member of the former Advent Lutheran Church of Tuscarora, Tuscarora Fire Company, and Shartlesville Fish & Game Club. Donald, and Phyllis had enjoyed camping.

Private Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

Interment Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pennsylvania. Military Honors will be bestowed.

Memorial in his name to a charity of one's choice.


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