Joseph F. Donato, 86, of Abington, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at his residence.
Born Jan. 19, 1926, in Abington, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Theresa Donato.
Mr. Donato was a selfemployed masonry contractor throughout his career. An avid golfer with a “2 handicap,” he was a longtime member of Sandy Run Country Club. Joe was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served his country honorably during World War II.
Survivors include his children, Wayne D. Donato of Abington, Theresa L. Weinmann EThomas) of North Wales, Joseph F. Donato, Jr. EJudith) of Doylestown, and Kimberly J. Biondi EMark) of Westmont, IL; nine grandchildren, Wayne Jr. EStephanie), Nicole EMatt), Jamie EJason), Josh ELaura), Jodie, Monroe, Greer, Jack, and bmilee; four greatgrandchildren, Dean, bthan, Zachary, and Jordan; and his brother, August Donato of Lower Gwynedd.
He was preceded in death by his former wife, Joyce EDuncan) Donato; and three brothers, Frank, Nicholas, and Mario.
A celebration of the lives of Joe and Joyce will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale.
For those desiring, contributions may be made in Mr. Donato’s memory to Kisses for Kyle Foundation, P.O. Box 188, Willow Grove, PA 19090.