Donald Raymond VanSickle

August 1, 1935 ~ November 28, 2021 (age 86)


Donald Raymond VanSickle, Smithfield, PA.

     Donald Raymond VanSickle, 86 of Smithfield, PA. died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

     He was born August 1, 1935 in Nicholson Township, PA., son of the late Elmer and Helen (Pugh) VanSickle.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Donald VanSickle II.

     Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years, Joyce (Myers) VanSickle; two daughters, Jami (Robert) McCahill and Jan (Tom) Kline and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

     He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Germany from April 1958 to April 1960.

     Ray served on Smithfield Borough Council; was a member of the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years having served as Fire Chief twice and was the Fireman of the Year in 1985.  He attended the Oak Hill Baptist Church.

     Ray was formerly employed at Fayette Institute of Technology for over 20 years and was employed with Consolidation Coal Company Blacksville # 2 Mine for 23 years until his retirement in 1997.

     It was Ray’s request for a private interment.  The family is planning a celebration of life some time next year. 


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