It is with great sadness that the family of Donna Lincavage announce her passing after a brief battle with cancer Tuesday, May 26. Born on September 10, 1939 in Granville, PA, Donna was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lorraine Lincavage. Her family moved to Coal Center when she was 3 years old and went on to live there until she passed. She graduated from California High school in 1957. She worked at GC Murphy Co. for 18 years; and attended California State Teacher’s College, graduating in 1974 with a Bachelors of Science degree in education. She started teaching in the Washington School District in 1976 and taught there for 24 years before retiring in 2000. While teaching, she also received her Masters Degree from California University of Pennsylvania as a Reading Specialist in 1978.
Donna cherished God, family, and friends and she loved all animals. She especially loved her kitty companions Teddy and Rascal. She gave a good home to the homeless cats that lived in her yard. In her free time, she loved to read and was an avid Steeler fan.
Donna served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority from 2000-2006 and the Coal Center Borough Council from 2000-2008. She also belonged to the National Education Association of Retired Teachers, PSEA Retires and Washington County Chapter of School Retirees
Donna was preceded in death by her parents: Lorraine and Cy Lincavage.
Left to cherish her memory is her brother Robert Lincavage Sr. and his wife Babe, of Coatesville, Pa, her niece Jill (Sean) Gallagher, and three children Nikki, Sean, and Jack of Oxford, Pa. Her nephew Rob Lincavage Jr (Melissa), and three children, Troy, Payton, and Brady of Maple Glen, Pa.
Per her wishes, Donna will be cremated with no public visitation.
A prayer service will be held on Saturday May 30th, at 1:00pm at Mt Calvary Cemetery
525 Dally Rd, Coal Center, Pa 15423
Memorial donations in memory of Donna can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
4550 Montgomery Ave Suite 1100N, Bethesda, MA 20814
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