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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Donald Bear

1939 - 2021

Butler

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Donald Bear, 81, of Butler passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021. He was born in Albion, MI on September 20, 1939 to the late Cloyce Bear and Lenora George. Donald served his Country honorably in the U.S. Navy as a typist and clerk, and had the privilege of serving on the USS Lexington. For the majority of his career, he worked as a Cost Estimating Engineer for Chester Engineers / U.S. Filter. He and his wife were very active with their community and were involved in the movement to develop Schools for Developmentally Disabled in Albion, MI. Don had a life long passion for art and painting. He loved reading, and was known to always have a book. Donald was known to be very active and enjoyed fishing and racquetball. Upon retirement he drove for Diehl Automotive. He was the loving husband of Margaret (Farrell) Bear since their marriage in 1962; father of Catherine Bear, Jaqualyn (Richard) Simpson, and Penelope (Jay) Bruce; grandfather of Samantha (Andrew) Connolly, Clay Simpson, Dr. Lydia (Timothy) Cook, Thomas (Madison) Bruce, and Emily (Christopher) Rodgers; great grandfather of Gwendolyn Cook and Julianne Bruce. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and in laws. He was preceded in death by his sister Janet Dibean. Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 23rd from 5-7 pm in the SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD, BUTLER, PA 16001, WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL.COM. Don’s prayer service will immediately follow in the funeral home.

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Love, the Carroll and Arlene Farrell Family

March 21, 2021 10:31 AM

Aunt Margaret and Family,
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, the Carroll and Arlene Farrell Family


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Joe & Paula

March 23, 2021 8:44 PM

So very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Margie, Kathy and family. Don was one of the kindest neighbors we ever had on Windsor Drive.
Joe & Paula

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March 23, 2021 1:51 PM

With deepest sympathy
Dustin and Staff
Butler Health and Fitness

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David and Lori Meredith

March 23, 2021 11:20 AM

For our friend, coworker and my Best Man, Rest in Peace.
David and Lori Meredith

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Keith and Deb Confere

March 23, 2021 6:59 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Keith and Deb Confere

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