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William J. Donar


William J. Donar, 57, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at home with his loving wife and mother by his side.

Bill was born in Stuttgart, Germany on April 30, 1962 to Gudrun R. (Reitberger) and the late Gerald J. Donar. He was the loving husband of Nancy J. (Bellaman) Donar.

Bill was a member of the American Legion Post 594, Middletown Moose Lodge# 410, Middletown Anglers’ and Hunters’ and the Rescue Firemen’s Home Association. He was an avid Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and NASCAR fan. Bill enjoyed fishing, camping and going to the shooting range.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, his mother, two brothers, Ernie and wife Barb Donar, of North Carolina and Michael and wife Violet Donar, of Middletown and his sister, Mary Whalin and husband, Jerry, of Ballston Spa, NY and his two furry companions, JR and Sabrina.

Memorial Services will be held at 12pm, Friday, January 24, 2020 in the Matinchek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. at 260 East Main Street, Middletown, PA. A visitation will be held from 11 am to 12 pm, Friday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc., 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

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