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Donald C. Wess

August 7, 1931 — February 24, 2023

WESS – Donald C., 91, New Germany, died February 24, 2023. Born August 7, 1931, in Summerhill, son of Simon and Pauline (Kibler) Wess. Preceded in death by parents; beloved wife, Reta D. (Smith), who died June 22, 1993; son, Timothy A. Wess, daughter, Debora Ann Wess; and brothers, Eugene F. “Mike” and Dean E. Wess.

Survived by son, Brian, married to Diane (Robson), Johnstown; and daughter, Wendy, wife of Dale Yoder, Allentown; brother, Raymond Wess, New Germany; grandchildren, Dr. Sarah (Wilson), wife of Stan Doerrer; Adam Wilson and partner Millie Gregor; Taylor Wess; Madison Wess; Jennifer Yoder; and Josh Yoder; great grandchildren, Colton and Wesley Doerrer; Sadie, Alma, and Pearl Wilson; and Claire Yoder, and beloved friend, Jane Ostrosky.

Don was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, New Germany. Graduate of Wilmore High School, class of 1949 and US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired supervisor with 42 years of service at Universal Electric. He had a talent and passion for creating beautifully crafted wood-fired pottery. He was active with the New Germany Athletic Association for many years and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son in the serene forests of McKean County. Though we will miss our loving and devoted father, we find comfort knowing he is in the presence of God and has rejoined those loved ones who went before him and whom he has longed to see again.

Honoring his wishes there will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass, which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Father Joseph C. Nale, celebrant.

Military rites by St. Michael American Legion Post 551.

Committal of urn, St. Marys Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, please consider memorial donations to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork.
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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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1640 New Germany Road, Summerhill, PA 15958

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