Donnas R. Black age 85 of Washington formerly of Canonsburg passed away peacefully on Sunday January 9, 2022 in his home. He was born September 16, 1936 in Greensboro, PA a son of the late Fred and Anna Mae Jenkins Black.
Don attended West Virginia University for two years before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps where he served from 1958-1962. He worked as an insurance agent for Nationwide Insurance for many years, and in later years he worked for Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services. Don was a member of the Central Assembly of God where he was actively involved as a deacon, trustee and board member, Sunday school teacher and parking lot attendant. Don was a Royal Ranger leader and also enjoyed bowling, darts, golf, tennis and softball. Don cherished the time spent with his family and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be remembered for always helping those in need, loving everyone and being a true friend.
On August 1, 1958 he married Viola Wamsley who survives. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter Donna (Bill) Black-Raspet of Bridgeport, WV; grandchildren Nicole (Kenynon) Warner, Bethani (Carmine) Diulus, Karah (Daniel) Cooper, Don (Kedra) Morris and Robert Morris; great-grandchildren Sofia and Anthony Diulus, Jenna Warner and Emerson Morris and son in law Donald Morris of Titusville, PA. Deceased in addition to his parents are his daughter Bridget Ann Morris and brother Fred Black Jr.
Friends and family are welcome from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Wednesday January 12, 2022 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor, Erin E Jones LFD, 304 W. Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 12:30 pm.
Interment will follow at 1:30 pm in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil, will full military rites by the VFW Post 191 Honor Guard of Canonsburg and the United States Marines.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Don’s family for charitable purposes.
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