Donald Cipriano Obituary

April 8, 2017 Obituary

Donald Cipriano, Hermitage, Pennsylvania - obit

HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania – Donald Cipriano, formerly of Hermitage, passed away the morning of Saturday, April 8, 2017, in AHUJA Medical Center in Beachwood, Ohio, he was 91.

Mr. Cipriano was born August 23, 1925, in Farrell, the son of Domenico and Victoria (Monaco) Cipriano.

He was a lifelong area resident and 1943 graduate of Farrell High School.

Donald served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

He retired as an electrical maintenance supervisor in 1985 from Sharon Steel, where he was employed for 37 years.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Sharon and the United States LST Association.

Donald was an accomplished craftsman and particularly enjoyed wood and metal working. He was glad to help many people building decks and very proud of the grandfather clock and wooden boat he constructed. Donald also enjoyed reading about history, especially military history.

His wife, the former Mary Ann Butala, whom he married on April 15, 1950, in Sacred Heart Church in Sharon, passed away December 10, 2011.

Surviving are his three daughters, Mary Ann Stuhan and her husband, Richard of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Jean Ellen Zierenberg of Strongville, Ohio and Janet Bohne and her husband, Richard of Cincinnati, Ohio; a son-in-law, James M. Uhlik of Monclova, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Brendan Stuhan, Sara Stuhan, Brian Stuhan, Caitlin (James) Gillooley, James (Nan) Uhlik, Allison Uhlik, Nikolaus (Fiancée Nicole Schuer) Zierenberg, Kerry (Jerry) Ashburn, Jessica (John) Pascoe and Steven Bohne; one great-grandchild, Maeve Pasco and two brothers, William Cipriano and his wife, Agnes of Sharon and Richard Cipriano and his wife, Giovanna, Brookfield of Ohio.

In addition to his wife, Donald was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Judith Lynn Uhlik; a son-in-law, Mark Zierenberg; a sister, Adeline Treftz and two brothers, Andrew and Michael Cipriano.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146 or to the Buhl Park Corp., 715 Hazen Rd, Hermitage, Pennsylvania 16148.

Calling hours will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Monday, April 17, 2017, in St. Joseph Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 17 in the church, with the Rev. Thomas Whitman, pastor, as celebrant.

Entombment will be in St. Rose Cemetery Mausoleum in Hermitage.

Arrangements handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. To view obituary visit

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