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McDermott Funeral Home - Kennedy Township Location
Monday May 2nd, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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McDermott Funeral Home - Kennedy Township Location
Monday May 2nd, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Ken Mawr United Presbyterian Church
Tuesday May 3rd, 2022

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Donald C. Lemasters

On April 28, 2022, Donald Craig Lemasters, 55, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side and love in his heart.  Don is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer, of nearly 24 years and their children, Jacob and Aubrey. He is
also survived by his father Don Lemasters (Carole Jellots), his sister Becki Kline (Chris) and niece Carly Kline. He is pre-deceased by his mother Myrna Lemasters. Don grew up in New Cumberland, WV where he loved to play baseball, football, and anything else that let him be outside, and graduated from Oak Glen High School. He moved to Morgantown for college,
loved every minute being a member of Phi Sigma Kappa, and graduated from West Virginia University with dual degrees. He was a lifelong Mountaineers fan - every Saturday during football season, you were guaranteed to hear “Let’s go, Mountaineers!” wherever Don was. He moved to the Pittsburgh area after college and has lived in the Kennedy/Robinson Twp area since
then. He was an active member of the Ken Mawr United Presbyterian Church, was involved over time as a Youth Group Leader, Deacon, and Elder, and was married nearly 24 years ago by the same Pastor who will be returning him to God on Tuesday. Don’s motto, was “It’s gonna be a good day, tater.” He inspired everyone around him to see the bright side of life. He was generous to a fault, giving to everyone around him. He also gave everything to live
another day to be with the family and friends he loved so dearly.
He loved family dinners on Sundays and eating delicious foods, specifically any meat he could grill and anything chocolate he could find. He was the ultimate host, who enjoyed opening his home to all he cared for. He was the master of living in the moment and finding the good in life. Don enjoyed
vacationing with family and friends in St. Thomas and other beach destinations and loved making sandcastles and digging holes in the beach with his children.
He was so proud to watch his children play sports and relished in their accomplishments. He embodied integrity and kindness and instilled both in his kids. His daughter, Aubrey, loved Father/Daughter dances, and his son, Jacob, enjoyed fishing and camping with his dad.
He was a long-time Steelers season ticket holder and loved tailgating with friends. He also enjoyed golfing, the occasional cigar, the more than occasional bourbon, and just having fun in general. His infectious personality meant he never met a stranger. And for those who knew him best, he was never without a huge, welcoming grin.
His career was focused on business development in advanced technology and security solutions. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to Caring Heights Community Care and Rehabilitation Center (Coraopolis) in memory of Don Lemasters to thank the team who provided such kind and dignified care to him during his final weeks.
Friends and family will be received at McDermott Funeral Home at 334 Forest Grove Road, Coraopolis PA (Kennedy Twp) on Monday, May 2 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, May 3 at 11am at Ken Mawr United Presbyterian Church 1760 Pine Hollow Road, McKees Rocks, PA 15136.

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Jennifer...oh my goodness...such dear memories of you and Don...from the bridal shower to the wedding...to observing a couple so proud of their children...to your consummate care for Don over many, many hospitalizations and recoveries. And now he's at peace, leaving behind memories of his positive outlook on life and his treasured part in it! He so cherished you, Jacob and Aubrey. Please know I was with you in spirit today...not saying goodbye to Don...but hearing the angels rejoice in their new resident! He will always be remembered as a genuine good man who lived the good life and fought the good fight. You were both blessed to share the time you had together. Please know you are a specially loved member of our extended family...now and always.

Carole Lichtenauer May 3 2022 10:14 PM

I am very sorry and sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

John Hellgren May 3 2022 9:13 PM

Nobody was "damned proud(er) to be a Phi Sig" than Don Lemasters, Spring 1986 Pledge Class, WVU Delta Chapter, Phi Sigma Kappa

Scott Caudill May 3 2022 7:06 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. We were childhood friends, (our moms were friends) and went all thru school together, graduating Oak Glen. I remember hitching some rides with him and Myrna back and forth to WVU, but had lost track of him after college. Sounds like he was very blessed in his adulthood and I’m blessed to see his faith was strong. Peace and comfort to his family during this very difficult time.

Sue McKitrick Bernabei May 3 2022 5:45 PM

We were very sad to hear of Donnie's passing and remember him as a little kid in church who loved to tease his sister Becky. We are sending prayers and keeping the whole family in our thoughts. George and Milli Hines

Milli Hines May 3 2022 2:27 PM

I’m so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I had him and his sister at NCJHS many years ago and was friends with his mother. May his family be comforted by their treasured memories.

Sherry Emery May 3 2022 10:14 AM

Jim and I are saddened by the news of Donnie’s death. We lived down to hill from the Lemaster family and we enjoyed many a wonderful outing with the family. That was a beautiful tribute to such a wonderful young man.

Marie&Jim Bainbridge May 3 2022 9:50 AM

I used to babysit “Donnie” and his sister when they lived on Third avenue in New Cumberland.
Sincere condolences to his family. May your memories sustain you all.

Rhonda (Jones) Chivers May 3 2022 9:35 AM

Jennifer, Jacob, and Aubrey, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences for the loss of your beloved father and husband. The tribute above was so well written and represented what we remember Don to be --Always present and always with a smile. You have our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. God bless you and your family.

The Fritzius Family May 3 2022 7:49 AM

Don, you were always such a happy guy, and I will miss your upbeat personality. I feel so fortunate to have spent some time with you and your family last summer. You were singing along with the music at night and just having a blast in general. I could not help but have a good time too, as did everyone around Don. There are many happy memories to be held precious. God bless you.

Dale Rausch May 2 2022 7:41 PM

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