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Obituary: Charles 'Jabo' Donella

Oct. 14, 1940 - Sept. 21, 2012

Charles “Jabo” J. Donella, 71, of Washington, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in his home.

He was born Oct. 14, 1940 in Canonsburg, a son of the late Michael and Bridget Logesky Donella.

Prior to his retirement, he worked at Canonsburg Pottery, Forbes Steel, and also as a security guard for Tarbuck Security and Allied Security.

He was Catholic. He serviced his country in the U.S. Army, where he served in Korea with the 7th Calvary, and also with the U.S. Army Guard. He was a life member of Canonsburg Sportsman’s Club, a member of the Slovak and Pulaski clubs of Washington, and the Canonsburg Labor Temple. He enjoyed walking.

Surviving are his son, Charles J. Donella and his companion, Debbie Corwin of Hermitage, daughter Teresa Emery and her husband Lorne of Washington; two brothers, Bob Donella and his wife Cathy of Muse, and Richard Donella and his companion Gerry, of Canonsburg; two sisters and three grandchildren.

He was preceded I death by his brother, Michael P. Donella.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sollon Funeral Home at 30 E. College St. in Canonsburg.

Departing prayers will be held in the funeral home at 1 a.m. Wednesday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary Church in Muse at 11:30 a.m. with Father George DeVille officiating.

Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

For more information or to leave online condolences, visit the Sollon Funeral Home here.

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