Donald W. Shinsky,73

Donald W. Shinsky, 73, of Wexford passed to his eternal reward on March 6, 2013 at 10:21 AM after a long brave battle with cancer.

Born September 7, 1939 in Ellwood City,  he was the son of the late Louis and Norma French Shinsky. He was the loving husband of MaryAnn Kavulic Shinsky who survives.

Don graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City in 1957.  He was a member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church.  He had a varied work career which included years at Babcock and Wilcox, Amtrak, Youngstown Steel, Alcoa, Calig Steel Drum and in his retirement he worked at Billco VW.  He was a devoted husband and father who always put others ahead of his own needs.  He enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and long walks on the beach in Stone Harbor.   Don always had time to listen and was a true friend.

He leaves behind his loving wife, MaryAnn, children; Darla (Mike) Bassar, Greg Shinsky, Steven (Marcy) McClelland, and Suzanne McClelland.  He was a wonderful  grand pap to Brendon and Justin Bicehouse and Jay (Karen) McClelland.  Survivors also include a sister, Shirley Spaniel and a brother, Raymond (Margie) Shinsky, both of Ellwood City; his ex-wife, Marie and several nieces, nephews, and his buddy, Larry.

Visiting hours will be held on  Friday March 8 from 3-8  at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 am with Pastor Jean Smith officiating.

Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park.

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2 thoughts on “Donald W. Shinsky,73

  1. To all the Kelly Family our deepest sympathy in the loss of your
    Mom and my big sister who helped take care of me when I was a baby. I am so glad we got to see her last July and all four of us were togather and we got photos of the event. She will be gravely missed by us all but time will heal. Let us dwell on the good times we have had over the years with your Mom and Dad. Love to all of you,Uncle Roy Ann and Family.

  2. To Mary Ann and the Shinsky Family, please accept our sincere condolences with the passing of Don. We were very saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts will be with you and your family.

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