Donald Gray Sisarcick, 74, of Dallas, WV, at home surrounded by his loving family, passed on to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
He was born June 10, 1944, son of the late Andrew “Butch” and Gertrude Cline Sisarcick in Rymersburg, PA.
In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by “Aunt” and “Pop”.
He worked as a coal miner at Valley Camp Coal where he developed life long friendships. He also performed TV repair and retired from Northwood Health Systems as a Computer Network Specialist. Donnie graduated from WVNCC with a degree in Computer Science and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Society for scholastic excellence. His quick wit and dry sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Donnie grew up in Short Creek, WV where he was known by all of his closest buddies as “D-Duck” “Duck” and “Dink”. He loved his dogs and always had a special connection to them. Once a dog met Donnie, they loved him unconditionally until their own Rainbow Bridge crossing.
An avid fisherman and hunter, he started each year in February trout fishing in WV. He enjoyed muskie fishing in OH and deep sea fishing in Ocean City, NJ and in the Outer Banks of NC. Very skilled at both, these talents he shared with sons and his numerous friends.
Donnie loved the Rock n’ Roll era of the 50’s and 60’s and spent many years collecting records, scouring flea markets and searching classifieds, trade magazines and meeting with record dealers until he found everything he wanted. He was most proud of his Elvis collection.
Donnie was known for his playing of “Blue Boy”on his Fender Jaguar guitar and enjoyed playing with many friends over the years. He especially enjoyed the Short Creek Community Center Saturday night jam sessions. Donnie lived his life to the fullest and leaves behind incredible music and memories for us all.
Donald loved his partner and wife of 34 years, Barbara Kelly Sisarcick and his four children, Luke (Lynn) Sisarcick, Sean Sisarcick, Gretchen (Don) Campbell and Jennifer Pabin. He was known as “Pap” and “Papa” to his four grandchildren, Sean, Stuart, Misty and Adeline and his great-grandchildren. He was always quick to share his lap and love.
Friends will be received on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Homes, 2101 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, WV (304-277- 2722) where services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11 a.m., with Pastor R. Paul Schafer and Jim Croft officiating. Interment will follow in Short Creek Cemetery.
The family would like to extend thank you’s to the members of the Amedisys Hospice team for their loving and supportive care.
Memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and any Veteran’s Association.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral. com