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Donald "Murph" W. Stafford

March 19, 1940 ~ July 20, 2020 (age 80)

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Donald W. “Murph” Stafford, Fairchance, Pa.

     Donald W. “Murph” Stafford, 80 of Fairchance, Pa. passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at home.

     He was born March 19, 1940 in Uniontown, Pa. He was the son of the late William and Estella Stafford.

     In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brother, James Stafford; sisters, Patricia Tewell and Opal Sabatini and grandchildren, Terry Boyd and Amanda Piwowar.

     Surviving are his loving wife of 35 years, Wilma; children, Candace Mutnansky, Uniontown, Pa., Kevin Haines and wife Belinda, Fairchance, Pa. and Kim Piwowar and Dave, Uniontown, Pa.; grandchildren, Don Stoneking Jr., Tiffany Haines, Chris Piwowar II, Frank Mutnansky Jr. and Kevin Haines Jr. as well as 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Leona Porreca, Phyllis McFadden, Louise Thomas, Gloria Thomas and Diane Papnicak and many nieces and nephews.

     Donald was employed as a machinist with E.W. Bowman Company for many years until his retirement.

     The family will greet friends and family in the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 10 to 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service begins at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Michael Lyons officiating.

     Interment will follow in Mount Saint Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.

     Many thanks extended to Amedisys Hospice for their excellent care given to Donald.  

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