Donald E. Segal, age 81 of Shenandoah, current president of the Shenandoah Borough Council passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon at his residence.
Born in Shenandoah Heights on December 20, 1935 he was the son of the late Felix and Nellie (Wysocki) Segal.
Donnie graduated from the former West Mahanoy Township High School.
On August 27, 1960 in St. Casimir’s Church, Shenandoah he married the former Anna Marie Kurlowicz who survives.
Mr. Segal retired as the production manager for the former Shenandoah Evening Herald.
Donnie was a member of Divine Mercy Parish formerly St. Casimir’s Church, Shenandoah; former vice president and a member of the board of trustees of the Greater Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens, member of the Shenandoah Water and Sewer Authorities, Downtown Shenandoah Inc. (DSI), the Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia Hose Company, Shenandoah and the Frackville Senior Citizens. He was also a member and past officer of the former Moose Lodge 922, Shenandoah.
In his younger years, Donnie played semiprofessional basketball for a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton team. In addition, he coached girls and boys CYO basketball teams in Shenandoah.
Preceding him death in addition to his parents were his daughter, Lucille A. (Segal) Thomas on December 28, 2013 and one sister, Arlene Von Leer.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 56 years, Anna Marie Segal, RN are two daughters, Donna Holmes and her husband Todd of Fleetville and Arlene Zelinsky and her husband Gene of Ringtown; seven grandchildren, Tanner, Devin, Aidan and Griffin Holmes, Christopher Thomas and twins, Andrew and Kate Thomas; one niece, Aurele Von Leer of Shenandoah; one sister-in-law, Marci Kurlowicz of New York; cousins and many friends.
Donnie’s family extends a sincere and heartfelt thanks to All Care Hospice Care of Hazleton for the compassionate, dedicated and professional support and care that they provided to us and our dear loved one during this time.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:30 am in St. Casimir’s Church. 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish. Interment will follow in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Relatives and friends may call at St. Casimir’s Church on Friday from 10:30 am until 11:30 am.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Divine Mercy Parish Memorial Fund, c/o 108 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, PA 17976 or the Shenandoah Area Free Public Library, 15 W. Washington St., Shenandoah, PA 17976.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.