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Donald John Triana

March 25, 1930 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 90)


Donald J Triana, 90, of North East died at home surrounded by family on April 30, 2020.  He was born March 25, 1930, in London, Ontario, Canada, son of the late Cushman and Edna (Ryckman) Triana.  In 1948, he graduated from Sherman Central School.  He then served with the United States Marine Corps from 1948-1952 and married Mary (Moloney) Triana on May 11, 1951.  In 1998 after 40 years of service, Donald retired from National Fuel Gas Company as the District Distribution Supervisor.  He was a member of St. Gregory Church since 1952.

He is survived by his wife Mary, six sons and their spouses: David (Becky) of Round Rock, TX; Mark (Terri) of Pawley’s Island, SC; James (Carol) of North East; Thomas (Shelley) of South Ripley, NY; Daniel (Colleen) of Madison, OH; and Timothy (Mary Therese) of Sumter, SC.

Papa Don is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 1 step-granddaughter, 20 great-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren, as well as, his sister Carolyn (Clifford) Yokom, his brother William (Marlene) Triana and many nieces and nephews.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert, sister-in-law Norma Triana, and great-grandson Kade Damian.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of W. Tad Bowers Funeral Home, 92 S. Lake St., North East, PA.  Due to national guidelines on limiting public gatherings, private burial in St. Gregory Cemetery will be held at the convenience of his family.  Later this year, a memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory’s Church.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Gregory’s Church, 136 W. Main St., North East, PA 16428 or to UPMC Family Hospice, 1700 Peach St., Suite 244 Erie, PA 16501.  To send condolences please visit www.

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Private Interment

Saint Gregory Cemetery
9501 West Main Road
North East, PA 16428


St. Gregory’s Thaumaturgus Church
136 West Main Street, North East PA 16428
Tel: 1-814-725-9691

UPMC Family Hospice
1700 Peach St., Suite 244, Erie PA 16501
Tel: 1-814-877-6120

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