Donald L. Brittain, Sr., 71, of Lewistown, passed away at 3:33 p.m. on Sunday August 4, 2019 at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.
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Born June 1, 1948 in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Thomas M. Brittain, Sr. and Gladys R. (Dippery) Brittain. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Brittain, an infant grandchild, Noah Wagner, and grandchild, Cody Brittain.
Donald is survived by his loving wife, Denise (Bishop) Brittain, whome he married on April 26, 1971, children, Donice Landis and husband Terry, Jr., of Mifflintown, Chris Wagner and husband Shawn, of Milroy, Michael Brittain and wife Kristain, of Strodes Mills, and Ashley Brittain and companion Shawn Wray, of Yeagertown, siblings, Jane Goss and husband Leon, of Granville, Thomas Brittain, Jr., of Lancaster, and Barbara Pecht, of Milroy, grandchildren, Derek Miller, Tyler Gentzel, Dylan, Brittany, Mackenzie, and Isaiah Wagner, Jessica, Dominick, and Gavin Brittain, and Kaelob and Andrew Wray, Great-Grandchildren, Ava, Bishop, and Gunner Miller, Major Shawley, Huntlee Morningstar, Tegan Taylor, and Michael Leroy Brittain, and Avea Rachelle, Abe, Faith and Donnie III.
Donald was enlisted in the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War.
He was employed at Standard Steel as a crane operator, and retired after 25 years of service.
Earlier in life, Donald enjoyed hunting and fishing, collecting coins, and showcasing his wonderful artistic ability in automotive body-work, engraving glass, and woodworking. He also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle with his wife, and spending time with his precious dog, Nellie.
A funeral service in loving memory of Donald will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday August 8, 2019 at The Barr Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown, with Rev Howard Houtz officiating. There will be a viewing held at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
Interment will take place in Juniata Memorial Park.
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