Stahl Sr. , Donald L. 83
South Huntingdon Township
Donald L. "Jack" Stahl Sr., 83, of South Huntingdon Township, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 3, 1931, in South Huntingdon, on the family farm, the last son of the late George and Elva Kelley Stahl. He was a graduate of South Huntingdon High School, class of 1949, where he was in the band. Jack was a true farmer all of his life and started helping on the farm at the age of 5. Jack belonged to the Marion Lodge 562 of Scottdale, where he was past master in 1980, a member of the Scottish Rite of Perfection, Uniontown, Valley of Pittsburgh. He was 32nd degree Mason and a life member of the Mendon Grange. He was a member of the Barren Run United Methodist Church, a member of the former Smithton-South Huntingdon Ambulance Service as an EMT and driver and was also a board member. Jack was named Farmer of the Year in 1978. He was a devoted and loving husband of 55 years to his wife, Maxine (Comer) Stahl. Jack was also a great dad to his four children, Donna Weaver and husband Larry "Wrench", Jackie Bruno and husband, Don, Don Stahl Jr. and wife, Beth, and Ron Stahl and wife, Annette, all of whom reside on the farm in Smithton. Jack has seven grandchildren, Glenn, Chad, Don, Malinda, Miranda, Mirrisa and Troy; along with 12 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Glenn, Elliott Phillip, Summur, Autumn, John, Nathan, Dayton, Kassidy, Kenzee and Malayna, who where his joy. He is also survived by a sister, Arlene (Stahl) Williams, of Ruffsdale; many nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Richard Bigley, who Jack met in the early 1970s and became friends throughout their lives and became a very special friend to the our family. Richard was a true friend to Jack. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Wayne, Byron, Everett and Oran; his sisters, Gladys, Evelyn, Geraldine and an infant sister. Jack was a kind loving person and will be missed by all. He will fill the breeze now. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Barren Run United Methodist Church with additional visitation from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, the time of service, with Pastor John Logan officiating. Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards and thoughtfulness, and would also like to thank the doctors and nurses at Frick Hospital for all their many years of comfort. Dr Auroa , Norwin Excela Health, Presbyterian Hospital, Rostraver-West Newton Ambulance Service and Excela Hospice and Home Care. They were great. And Pastor John Logan for his visits and smiles, God bless. Arrangements by L.L. Barthels Funeral Home Inc., Smithton.