Donald L. Double

November 2, 1936 ~ January 8, 2016





Donald L. Double, 79, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at the Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long battle with COPD (emphysema).

Born November 2, 1936 in Clay Twp., Pennsylvania, he was son of the late Hoyt Double and Viola (Christley) Double.

Don was a Ladle Craneman at Armco (now known as AK Steel), retiring in 1993 with 33 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #117. Don was a member of St. Wendelins Church. When he became too ill to attend, he loved watching Father Harry saying mass on TV. Don was a great caregiver for many people in his lifetime. He loved the Lord, his family, watching the Pirates and Young & the Restless and celebrating St. "Patty's" Day with his wife. He also liked attending Cahal Dunne concerts and doing woodworking. Don liked to travel and to make people laugh. Don was a 1954 graduate of West Sunbury High School and Butler Business School. We are comforted by knowing that Don is talking to Jesus, safe and secure in His love. You will be missed, but glad you are free at last.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Patty (Baptiste) Double (his angel), whom he married June 17, 1989; two sons, Kirby (Brenda) Double and Jason (Kristl) Double; one granddaughter, Marissa; one grandson, Jonah; one step-grandson, Kevin (Kelly) Main; and one step-great-grandson, Ayden Main; two brothers-in-law, Larry (Kathy) Baptiste and Russ Baptiste, Sr.; three sisters-in-law, Helen (Willie) Byers, Gerry (Gary) McConnell and Helen (Dave) Hayden; a very special aunt & uncle, Tootie and Fred Minehart; two special guardian angels, Jim and Marie Marburger; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia A. (Christy) Double, whom he married January 1960, and who passed away June 11, 1986; three brothers, Kenneth, William and Raymond Double; and one sister, Helen Fulmer.

Friends will be received Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church, 210 St Wendelin Road, Butler, PA with Father Matt McClain as celebrant.

Private burial will take place in the West Sunbury Union Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Wendelin Church or School, 210 St. Wendelin Road, Butler, PA 16002.




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