William D. McDonnell
October 21, 1939 - January 5, 2013
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|William D. (Whip) McDonnell 73 of Pittston Twp. went on his final journey January 5, 2013 at St. Luke's Villa Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Pittston Twp., He was the son of the late Joseph and Martha Poston McDonnell.
He was a 1957 Graduate of Pittston Twp. H.S. He belonged to the IUOE Local 542. He was a heavy equipment operator for 35 years.
He is survived by his wife Theresa Koza McDonnell, a son William P. McDonnell, and
Daughter Karen Bloom. He is also survived by his step children Michael Koza, Mary Lou
Koza, and Tracy Shupp and son-in-law Bryan Shupp. Three grandchildren, the loves of
his life, Michael Munykowski, Katie Wynn, and Bryan Shupp.
Brother Joseph and wife Joan McDonnell, Sisters Alma Devlin, Helen
Coyle and husband David, and Alice Bokanoski. Sister-in-law Wanda and Brother-in-laws
Billy Vilano and Jerry Connors. his best friends Apollo, Ajax, Otis and Neo.
Also surviving are his best friends his best friends Apollo, Ajax, Otis and Neo along with many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by Brothers Paul, Marty, Leo, and Bobby. Sisters Margret
McHugh, Rosemary Moran, Martha Connors, and Rita Vilano.
Our sincere thanks to Dr. Mauer Biscotti, Six Floor East staff of WBGH, and staff of the
Inpatient Hospice Unit at St. Luke's Villa of WB.
Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Graziano Funeral Home 700 Township Blvd., Pittston Township.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church, Dupont on Wednesday January 16, 2013 at 10:00am. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30am – 10:00am
Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston.