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Monday January 15th, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Monday January 15th, 2018

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Donald M. Lepter

Lepter – Donald M., 66, Jenner Township, went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2018 at his residence. Born on September 20, 1951 in Johnstown, son of the late Michael T. and Elizabeth “Betty” J. (Konik) Lepter. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Shelby J. (McAteer) Lepter; sister-in-law, Dianne, (David) Thomas; brother-in-law, Brian (Sharon) McAteer; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles; many friends, and loving pets, Coco and Boo. Don was a 1969 graduate of Johnstown High School. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Don was employed as a miner at the former Bethlehem Mines, and later at the former J. Pitt Steel Mill, and retired from the Johnstown Plant. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Don enjoyed fishing and hunting with his uncle Dick. Friends will be received from 2 p.m. until time of service at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, Fr. Bernard Karmanocky. Military rites will be conducted by Menoher Post #155 VFW Ritual Team at the funeral home. Private entombment will be at Grandview Mausoleum. The family suggests contributions be directed to Humane Society of Cambria County, 743 Galleria Drive Extension, Johnstown, PA 15904 in memory of Don. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Dear Shelby,
Our Deepest Sympathy.
We loved Donny and will miss him dearly.

In life, there is nothing more beautiful than a tree.
It stands, provides, and even when it stops moving forward, it is still there, shading those who have grown close to it.
It is still looked upon by sunshine, still warmed by the love of others,
and still treated as if it were the same years ago.
But what truly is beautiful about a tree is its branches,
They never stop reaching and never stop trying to grasp the hands of others.
And with every branch that reaches, the more that tree has provided for those that loved it.
JS 2018

Pam Steinbring-Swansboro Jan 14 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Lepter

Kim Dunlop (Wetzel) Jan 14 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Lepter

Tom Wallace (Gov) Jan 13 2018 12:00 AM

I'll miss you my friend. Great working with you in the mill. Fly high with the Angels.

Tom Wallace Jan 13 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to learn of your loved ones death. I know how devastating it can be to say goodbye to someone we loved so much. The following verse from the Bible helped me endure: And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. (Revelation 21:4) I find comfort to visualize my loved ones waking up in the resurrection to enjoy a world without death, one they can enjoy forever. Soon it will become a reality. May these same promises help you endure.

Sue Scullion Jan 13 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Lepter

Joann Migyanka Jan 13 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Lepter

Dana Shroyer (Brown) Jan 12 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry Shelby. I have so many memories of Donnie and will always remember the last time I saw him. He will be missed by all. I wish I could make it back for the funeral. I will definitely make a contribution in his memory.

Dana Shroyer (Brown) Jan 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Lepter

Ed Updegraff Jan 12 2018 12:00 AM