Donald Richard Orner
Donald Richard Orner
  • September 7, 1930 - August 30, 2016
  • Boyertown, Pennsylvania

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Donald Richard Orner, 85, formerly of Trappe, passed away August 30, 2016 in Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living Center, Boyertown. He was living in South Carolina for the past ten years.
Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late George and Isabelle (Detwiler) Orner.
Donald was the husband of Jean (Woodside) Orner, who resides in Greenville, SC.
He was employed as a production worker for B.F.Goodrich Tire Company for 37 years and a telephone technician at Delaney for 12 years.
Donald served in the Navy as an aviation mechanic on the USS Wasp during the Korean War.
Donald attended Lickville Presbyterian Church, and Happy Trails Cowboy Church, both in Pelzer SC.
He was a member of the Masonic Order, Norristown; Tall Cedars, Lebanon; and American Legion Post #3, SC.
In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by his children: Shirley Rutherford and her husband, Wayne; Donna McCarron and her husband, Charles; Michelle Cayce and her husband, Richard; Donald G. Orner and his wife, Nina.
Other survivors include: Siblings: Doris Keagy and Charles Orner; Grandchildren: Shawn Bishop, Ryan Rutherford, Kelly Foy, Danielle Davis, Jason Myers, and Heather Roelle; Great-grandchildren: Shane, Shelby, Coby, Andrew, Trey, Zoey, Anthony, Christian, and Baby on the way. Special loved one: Pogo, his dog.
He was preceded in death by his brother John and Sister Elizabeth.
Memorial services will be at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home on September 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Family and friends may call from 10:00 to 11:00 Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Chestnut Knoll at Home Services, 1041 East Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525, or to Lickville Presbyterian Church 10020 Augusta Rd. Pelzer, SC. 29669
Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc. 111 N. Reading Ave, Boyertown, PA 19512 are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at