Donald A. Stright


Donald A. Stright, 84, of Hadley (Perry Township) passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 23, 2019, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born on Aug. 3, 1934, a son of the late James Arthur "Art' and Alice Adeline (Williams) Stright.
He graduated from Cochranton High School. On Oct. 14, 1961, he married the former Shirley A. King, who survives.
Don began his working career as a young man working at the former Fishers Feed Mill, Sheakleyville, He then went on to work for 30 years at the former Chicago Bridge and Iron and then as a truck driver for Angstrom Trucking and later Bruce Earle Trucking.
In his retirement years, he enjoyed working for ADESA, Mercer. He was an avid reader with an interest in westerns and enjoyed seeing the many birds that were attracted to his feeders.
He had a love for Farmal Tractors and memorabilia.
In his younger years, he was an avid hunter.
He was a member of the Perry Baptist Church. Hadley.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by two daughters, Melanie (Raymond) Haggard, Mercer, and Michele R. Smith, Wellington, Fla.; a brother, Wayne (Deanna) Stright, Sheakleyville; two sisters, Jayne (Roland) Jabobs, Cochranton, Linda (Chester) Harsh, Sheaklevyille; a sister-in-law, Pat Stright, Sheakleyville; three grandchildren, Grace I.T. Haggard, Grant A. Haggard and Preston H. Smith, IV.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Holly Lynn; a sister, Margaret Thompson; a brother, Keith E. Stright; and a son-in-law, Preston H. Smith III.

Donald A, 84, of Hadley.
Calling hours: From 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday (7-26-19) at the ROBERT L. SNYDER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 3223 Perry Highway, Sheakleyville. Memories and condolences can be shared online at
Service: Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday (7-27-19) at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Sodano, pastor of the Perry Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial: Interment with committal prayers, Hadley Cemetery.
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