Donald W. Cragle

Donald W. Cragle, 88, of Berwick passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Berwick Hospital Center.

Born in Pond Hill on February 5, 1929, he was one of 12 children born to the late Walter S. and Blanche M. (Hontz) Cragle. He was a graduate of Nescopeck High School and worked at Wise Potato Chips until his retirement.

Don was a member of St. Mark’s United Church of Christ, Pond Hill. He enjoyed spending his free time putting jigsaw puzzles together.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby L. (Kishbaugh) Cragle in 2007; twin, Allen A. Cragle; brothers, James, Walter, Woodrow, and Ralph Cragle; sisters, Margaret “Peg” Peake; Gladys Walk; Miriam Welliver; Minnie Kishbaugh; Violet Kraus; and Naomi “Diane” Ricci.

He will be greatly missed by his sons, James Cragle and Robert Cragle, Sr, both of Berwick; grandchildren, Robert Cragle, Jr; Brenda Hoagland; Beth Cragle; Teena Whitmyer; 15 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Heller Funeral Home, LLC, 633 East Third Street, Nescopeck, with Reverend Carl Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Berwick Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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