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Donald E. Palmer

December 19, 1933 ~ April 21, 2018 (age 84)
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Donald E. Palmer, 84, of 178 S. Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands-DuBois, DuBois, PA on Saturday (April 21, 2018) morning following a brief illness. He was born December 19, 1933 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Richard E and Martha Knight Palmer. On December 8, 1953 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married Reba Reed, who survives. Don and his wife Reba were married over 64 years. He served three years with the US Army s 11th Airborne Division as a paratrooper and trainer. He worked at the former Coppersmith Furniture Store for several years installing flooring. He then worked as a self employed carpenter for many years until his retirement. Don was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221 VFW, the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, Emporium, St. Mark Catholic Church, Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, Emporium Fire Department where he had served as Chief for many years. In addition to his wife he is survived by daughter, Debra R. Lyon, Emporium; son, Donald J. Palmer, Emporium; daughter, Diane Y. Catalano, St. Marys; son, David M. (Tina) Palmer, Porter Corners, NY; daughter, Martha M (Michael McMackin) Palmer, St. Marys; 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard and Fredrick Palmer and one in infancy, There will be No Visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday, (April 27, 2018) at 4:00 PM with Father Matthew Ryan, officiating following the service will be a Military Service accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Burial will be in the Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium, PA. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

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