Joseph James Donato

Born: Thu., Mar. 3, 1932
Died: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018

Graveside Service

10:30 AM Thu., Jan. 25, 2018

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Joseph "Joe" James Donato

Joseph "Joe" James Donato, of Waynesboro, PA., was called home, 85, died at the at Quincy Village and Nursing Home.

Joseph was born in Dunmore, Pennsylvania on March 3, 1932, a son of the late Thomas Donato.

He was the widower of Rena Joanne (Delpiano) Donato who died on October 31, 1994.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Sgt during the Korean War.

He worked as a Chief Building Maintenance Engineer in Bethesda Maryland, for The Mensch Corp; retired.

He was a Catholic.

Joseph is survived by two sons, Anthony J. Donato and his wife Mary Colette (Wishneski) Donato and John Donato both of Waynesboro, two granddaughters Danielle and Kristina Donato. In addition to his wife he is preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM in the Gate of Heavens Cemetery, Silver Springs Maryland. Rev. William Pipp officiating. Visitation will be private.

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Tony Donato
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
Dad, what can I say that has not already been said. You were a great dad and an inspiration for who I am today.

I will never forget those times we worked on cars together, when you taught me how to pitch a baseball or when you came to my baseball games when I was in high school. Thank you so much!

I saw your tireless work ethic as I was growing up and I have tried to model myself in your shoes. My children have commented on this through the years but I remind them that it was your footsteps that I was following.

It has been said that life is short and, as I look back it seems like yesterday when I was talking and joking with you. Even as you were physically fading, your spirit in joking and kidding was still strong. In your last days I sat at your bedside and held your hand and thanked you for everything you have done for me. You truly personify the meaning of being a father.

Today we left you to be with mom forever in spirit. I owe everything to you and mom and I want you to always know how much you will be missed.

Your son, Tony.

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