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Donald E. Primavere, 66, of Edinburg, Pa., passed away the morning of Sept. 12, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born on June 3, 1951, in New Castle, he was the son of the late George Sr. and Audrey Hammers Primavere.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Bonnie Zarella, whom he married on May 19, 1970.
Donald had worked as a steelworker for J&L Steel and Youngstown Sheet and Tube. He then worked for Stambaugh-Thompson warehouse in Austintown, Ohio.
He was a member of Christ the King Parish.
Donald was an avid sports fan, especially for the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. A true outdoorsman and nature lover, he liked hunting, fishing, gardening, and canning, especially enjoying being around flowers, birds and animals. Donald cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by his children, Shawn Primavere of Edinburg and Chris Primavere and wife Shannon of Erie, Pa., and grandchildren, Jordan Hall, Samantha Primavere and Sophia Primavere.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, George (Chip) Primavere Jr.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory 3000 Wilmington Road, New Castle, Pa. Services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Andrew Shaffer, hospice chaplain.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on September 12, 2017
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