Charles J. Donghia

October 11, 1932 ~ August 24, 2020 (age 87)


 Charles J. (Charlie) Donghia 87, of the Kepple Hill section of Parks Township, died Monday, August 24, 2020 in his residence. Born October 11, 1932 West Vandergrift he is the son of the late Vito and Marta Tinelli Donghia. Charlie had been employed by Marian Construction in Pittsburgh as a foreman, he had also helped manage the family businesses at Lee's Lanes, Lee's Woodland Drive in and Lee's Lake for 40 years. A veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War, Charlie was a member of the St. Pauls Highfield Lutheran Church in Parks township. He had been a member of the former Sons of Italy, Bari Club both in Vandergrift and the Apollo Elks. He had belonged to numerous bowling leagues and had played baseball while serving in the Army and also played in the Dormont Minor League. Survivors include his two daughters Tracy (Rick) Dankmyer of Washington Township and Jackie (Ray) Nauyokas of Kepple Hill. Three grandchildren Ethan Nauyokas, Rick (Gina) Dankmyer and Kristy Dankmyer (Matt Williams). Four great grandchildren Ryan Williams, Rylee Dankmyer, Gabriella Williams and Kendell Dankmyer. His brother Paul Donghia of West Vandergrift a sister in law Josephine Donghia of Sarver along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Nancy Lee Donghia in 2012. Three brothers infant William Donghia, Frank and Tony Donghia. Two sisters Alice Chieffalo and Mary Ameranto. At the request of the family services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DUNMIRE – KERR & ROWE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 244 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift 724-568-3639. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence visit us at 

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