WINDBER — DONITZEN– Joseph F. Sr. “Papa Joe,” 79, Windber, went to be with the Lord Feb. 1, 2013. Born June 4, 1933, in Indian Head, son of Frank and Mary (Michniak) Donitzen. Preceded in death by parents; stepgrandson, Tony; and numerous brothers and sisters. Joseph was the last of 13 children in his immediate family. Survived by wife of 49 years, Marsha (Emhoff) Donitzen; these children: Annette, wife of Michael Riley; Rebecca Jo, wife of James Tweedie; Joseph Donitzen Jr., and wife, Marie; Kimberly, and companion, Melissa; David Donitzen, and wife, Wanda; and Christopher Donitzen, and wife, Robin; grandchildren, Samantha, Jeffrey, Brittany, Amanda, James, Tommy Joe, Nicole, Andrew, Jessica, Crystal, Carrie, Misty, Brittany, Ashley, Faith, Zachary and Jonathan; and great-grandchildren, Makenna, Braydon, Kayla and Shayne. Also numerous nieces and nephews. U.S. Army veteran, Korean War, paratrooper. Retired truck driver, having worked for Hruska and Sleek Trucking. Joseph was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved hunting, gardening and cooking. He especially enjoyed being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Ridge Road, where Joseph was a member of the church council. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber. Friends also received from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Pastor Nila Cogan. Interment, church cemetery, with graveside military honors by Windber VFW Ritual Team.
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