Wayne C. Donaldson, 88, of Harrisville passed away peacefully on August 23,2019 at the Sharon Regional Hospital.
Born February 13, 1931, in Grove City, he was the son of the late Spurgeon J. Donaldson and Susie Ivel Donaldson.
Wayne graduated from Clintonville High School in 1949. After graduating he became a licensed pilot and for 61 years he was an avid flyer. Wayne served during the Korea War in the United States Air Force. He was the former owner of Harrisville Hardware and then owned and operated Montgomery Block Inc.
On July 30, 1979, Wayne married Betty Martin and she survives. Together the couple celebrated 40 years of marriage.
Wayne was a member of the Harrisville American Legion, Harrisville Lions Club, Harrisville Fire Department, Harrisville Councilman and Experimental Air Craft Association, the Harrisville United Methodist Church and was a Past Master of Cedar Lodge 800. Wayne was a former publisher of the Harrisville Hilites Newspaper and was one of the original organizers of the Harrisville Fireworks.
Wayne is survived by his wife Betty, his son Mark Donaldson and his wife Patti of Butler, his daughter Lynn D. Scarnati of Mentor, OH; his step children Gary Turner and his wife Wendy of Harrisville; Jill Kellogg and her husband Joe of Slippery Rock; Jay Tuner and his wife Carol of Columbus, OH; a sister Mary Simmons of East Palestine, OH; 12 Grand Children and 10 Great Children.
Along with his parents Wayne was preceded in death by a son Scott C. Donaldson, two brothers Delbert Donaldson and Charles Donaldson and a Brother in Law and Daniel Simmons.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.M. on Tuesday August 27 and 10 to 11 A.M. Wednesday August 28 at the Jamison-McKinley Funeral Home, 117 North Main Street, Harrisville. Funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday at the Funeral Home with Rev. William E. Hastings of the Seneca United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Cemetery.
V.E.T.S. Ceremonial Squad of Franklin will perform full military honors Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be sent in Wayne’s memory to Harrisville United Methodist Church 301 S Main St, Harrisville, PA 16038 or Harrisville Fire Department 313 E Mercer St, Harrisville, PA 16038.
Friends can email condolences by visiting www.jamisonfuneralhome.com