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July 29, 2013

Donald L. Colahan, 66, Danville

DANVILLE — Donald Leroy Colahan, 66, of Danville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 25, 2013, while undergoing medical treatment at the Centro Medico Cibao hospital in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

He was born June 1, 1947, in Butler Township, Schuylkill County, a son of the late Leroy Francis and Thelma Louise (Wolfgang) Colahan. On June 6, 1992, he married the former Marybeth “Beth” McGeehan, who survives.

Don was a Vietnam veteran and served in the Marine Corps. During the war, he was an engineer whose job it was to search out and identify enemy land mines. He later held lifetime memberships with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

He was a former electrician for Bethlehem Steel’s Steelton plant in Harrisburg, a position he had for 20 years. He later owned and operated Don Colahan Home Improvements in Media, a job he held for 11 years. In 2001, he and his wife, Beth, opened the Cilantro’s restaurant in Danville. They operated the business together for three years until Don’s health became a concern in 2004.

Don loved traveling to Ocean City, N.J., where he had a salt water fishing boat. One of his many hobbies included building fishing rods. He also liked to tinker with motorcycles. Don was quite proud of the trike he built from an old Gold Wing motorcycle. One of his passions was rescuing dogs. Over his life, he had rescued several dogs and always took an active role in supporting rescue shelters and adoptions.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by extended family and friends in the Danville, Selinsgrove, Milton and Mount Carmel areas.

A private memorial to celebrate Don’s life will be held at a later date.

People may make memorial donations to the Haven to Home Canine Rescue. Its website is haventohome.org. Donations may be made by mail or Paypal.

Online condolences may be made at rbfh.net.

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  • Friday, July 25, 2014

    BOWERSOX, CHAD D., 37, of Watsontown. Life celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Washingtonville Fire Hall, 19 Strawberry Ridge Road, Danville.

    DERCK, BEATRICE A., of Sunbury. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by a graveside service in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

    DINSMORE, ELEANORE F., 83, of Selinsgrove. Celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Market St., Selinsgrove. V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, Selinsgrove.

    FAUSNAUGHT, JEAN H., 71, of Danville. Visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Visneski Funeral Homem Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg.

    GANTT, WESLEY J. JR., 58, of Middleburg. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, followed by funeral at 2.

    HAMMAKER, JAMES L. JR., 86, of Richfield. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Brown’s United Methodist Church, 33401 Route 35 North, McAlisterville, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Richfield Union Cemetery. George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills.

    HENRY, DORIS E., 76, of Mifflinburg. Memorial service at 7 p.m. today at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market St., Mifflinburg.

    MILLER, DONALD W., 77, of Hughesville. Visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. today at White Hall Baptist Church, 945 White Hall Road, Danville, followed by the funeral at 11. Brooks Funeral Home, Turbotville.

    NEWMAN, DAVID E., 56, of Middleburg. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sound at Sound of the Gospel Church, Park Road, Selinsgrove. Hummel Funeral Home, Middleburg.

    OBERDORF, KENNETH I., 87, of Riverside. Visitaiton from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Brady Funeral Home, 320 Church St., Danville, followed by funeral at 1.

    ROBBINS, RAYMOND D., 90, of Lewisburg. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Roupp Funeral Home, 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Mazeppa Union Cemetery.

    SCHOLL, GEORGE R., 63, of Middleburg. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Covenant Community Church, Middleburg, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Selinsgrove.

    SNOOK, HARRY I., 86, of Weikert. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hironimus Union Cemetery, Weikert. Roupp Funeral Home, Mifflinburg.

    STEIMLING, FREDERICK A., 53, of Cashtown. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Christ Chapel on the Gettysburg College campus, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Flohrs Cemetery, McKnightstown. Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg.

    WEBB, KENNETH S., 98, of Milton. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by funeral at 10, at Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton. Burial in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

    WORTHINGTON, DORIS S., 84, of Selinsgrove. Visitation from 1:30 to 2 p.m. today at Chapel of Faith, Hope and Love, Selinsgrove Center, Selinsgrove, followed by funeral at 2. Burial in Salem Cemetery. V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, Selinsgrove.

     

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