The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 27, 2013

Dona M. Trenkle

UPPER YODER TOWNSHIP — TRENKLE – Dona M.,  77, Upper Yoder, died July 27, 2013, surrounded by her loving daughters at Conemaugh Palliative Care. Born Jan. 26, 1936, in Johnstown, daughter of Victor and Mary Jane (Gartland) Hippler. Preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Donald J. Herdman, and their infant daughter, Mary Ann Herdman;  second husband, Melvin, with whom she shared 25 years of marriage; and sister, LaRue Bulloch. Survived by daughters, Dawn, wife of Marty Breznik, Delmont, Pa.; Dona “Corky” Spruill, Virginia Beach, Va.: Melanie, wife of Todd Walk, Morgantown, Pa.; and Melissa London, North Carolina; brother, Victor Hippler, married to Dolly, Somerset; sisters, Kathryn, wife of John Mooney; Mary Jane, wife of Robert Roach; and Jacquelyn, wife of James Phillips; and eight grandchildren, Alexis and Justin Breznik, Stevie Lynn and Chelsea Spruill, Maddie, Jordan, and Cassidy Walk and Beckett London. Dona was a 1955 graduate of Greater Johnstown High School. She was past president of the ladies auxiliary for the Upper Yoder Fire Department. She was previously employed by Giant Eagle and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Hospital in the dietary department. Dona enjoyed spending time with her family and luncheons with her friends from Catholic High. She also enjoyed her bus trips to casinos with her friends. Friends and family will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown, Pa. 15905, where a celebration of her life will begin at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Gualbert Cathedral, the Very Rev. James F. Crookston. Entombment, Grandview Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Conemaugh Palliative Care Unit, 1086 Franklin St., Johnstown, Pa. 15905. Condolences may be sent through

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