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Dec. 25, 1938 — Sept. 15, 2021 (age 82)

YOUNGSTOWN — Donald J Siembieda, 82, of the city's Westside, passed away peacefully Wednesday (Sept. 15).

Donald was born Dec. 25, 1938, the son of John and Elizabeth Strauch Siembieda.

He lived his entire life in Youngstown.

Donald was a 1957 graduate of Chaney High School.

He served in the United States Army.

He retired in 2004 from Youngstown Water, Meter Department after 30 years.  

Donald was a proud husband, father and grandfather. 

He relished in memories of traveling with his wife, family and friends.

He found much joy in tending to his garden, woodworking, attending his grandchildren's sporting events and, most-notably, his long-time hobby of making his famous, homemade kielbasa for everyone to enjoy.

Donald married his loving wife of 60 years, Patricia Kunovic on Feb. 11, 1961.

He was a life-long member of St. Brendan's parish.

Donald will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Donald leaves behind his wife, Patricia;, his son, John (Dana) Siembieda; a daughter, Barbara (Patrick) McHale; granddaughters Nichole (Giovanni) Farmer and Ashley (Adam) Craddick; his great-grandchildren, RJ, Kenleigh, Dean and Elizabeth; and a sister, Mary Ellen Moore.

In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his brother, Ronald Siembieda; and his sister, Geraldine Siembieda.

Calling hours will be Monday (Sept. 20) at 10 a.m. at St Brendan's Church, 2800 Oakwood Ave. A funeral mass will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. The family is requesting that masks be worn as well as social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for memorial contributions to be made to St. Brendan's Church.

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