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“I knew John in school. My memories are of a fun always happy boy. So sorry. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Michelle Breton Stewart - Hiko, NV

“John, you are gone way to early!! Don't worry about Diesel, we will take good care of him and love him as much as you did. RIP Big John!! ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: JoAnn Pilston - Tamaqua, PA

“John, you and I go back as far as grade school together, and we shared many classes through our years of school. I will always remember you fondly. I...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Priscilla Moser Heffelfinger - PA

“Judy Rothenberger Newpher...RIP John, you were a one of a kind school friend. ”
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John A. “Big John” Donato, 65, of Blandon, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 2:25 pm in Penn State Health-St. Joseph. Born in Reading he was the son of the late John and Mary (Acker) Donato. He was a 1968 graduate of Reading High School and a 1972 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Anthropology and then served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. John was a welder at Reading Tube and truly loved his dogs. Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home, 444 North 9th Street, Reading is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.whelanschwartz.com

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