Obituary for Donald R. Donafrio
Donald R. Donafrio
Donald R. Donafrio, 77, of Ludlow, died suddenly Friday (March 23, 2018) at his residence.
Born June 22, 1940, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Samuel and Pauline Karsak Donafrio. He was married to Arlene Markey who preceded him in death.
Don had been employed as a truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He drove truck for Ezor Express and later for Sheffield Container.He was a member of the Sheffield VFW and the Sheffield Rod and Gun Club. He also was a lifetime member of the Sons of Italy in New Castle.
He served in the US Navy on the USS Essex.
Surviving are four daughters, Carla Bush , Christine (Brandon) Johnson and Rose Donafrio all of New Castle and Mary Ann (Lloyd) Clevenger of Camron, NC; a son, Donald (Melissa) Donafrio of Chesapeake, VA; a stepson, Willie Eckstrom of Ludlow; two stepdaughters, Amy (John) Morgan of Ludlow and Debbie Akerly of Wattsburg; his loving companion, Penny Griffith of Sheffield; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at Gibbs Hill Cemetery at 1:00 pm Tuesday.
Memorial donations may be made to the McKean County SPCA or the Warren County Humane Society.
The Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.