Barner,Donne G.

Donne G. "Don" Barner, 76, of Irwin, (Herminie No. 2), died peacefully at his home, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, surrounded by his family.

He was born June 23, 1938, in Greensburg, son of the late Harrold G. and Ruth (Dickson) Barner. Don was a veteran, having served in the Navy.

Prior to his retirement, he had worked for Ryco Inc. in McKeesport as welder/shop supervisor.

He was a member of Herminie No. 2 United Methodist Church, the Herminie VFW, Post 8427, West Hempfield Legion Post 53, Wendel Herminie No. 2 Athletic Association and the Italian Miners Association in Hahntown.

Don enjoyed hunting and golfing. He loved spending time at the Fox Den Acres Campground with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Barner.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Carole A. (Reichen) Barner; a daughter, Corey (John) Merva, of New Stanton; two sons, Sean (Amy) Barner, of Herminie, and Bryan (Janis) Barner, of Blairsville; and 11 special grandchildren, Caleb, Ashely, Haley, Ethan, Colby, Cara, Collin, Estella, Sadye, Marlee and Blaine.

The family would like to thank Medi Home Hospice for all their love and care. Don will be sadly missed by his family, friends and neighbors.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Bruce A. Anthony officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin.



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