Donald F.  Yaple

Donald F. Yaple, age 84, of Berwick passed away peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2022, at Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Shickshinny on July 7, 1937, he was a son of the late Donald T and Margaret (McQuown) Yaple. Donald attended Huntington Mills High School and served in the US Navy. He worked for many years at Luzerne Outerwear.

Donald was a member of Shickshinny Assembly of God. He was also a member of Shickshinny American Legion, Jesse Thomas Post 495 and the former Shickshinny VFW. Donald enjoyed playing cards and shuffleboard for fun. He had a sharp wit and a sense of humor that no one could match.

He is survived by his daughters, Donna Lewis and husband Harry; and Coleen Salinia. He will be greatly missed by his loving sister, Dolores DeWald, Berwick; and also leaves behind Robert Gray and wife Linda, Town Hill; David Gray and wife Vicky, Danville; Doreen Lazarowicz, Reyburn; Philip Gray and wife Kim, Summer Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Frances (Dopko) Yaple; and sisters, Jacqueline Tomassacci Mills and Linda Kemper.

At Donald’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements are entrusted to Heller Funeral Home, LLC, Nescopeck.

His sister Dolores would like to extend a thanks to the nurses and staff at Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, for the wonderful care they provided during his stay there.