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Donald G. Link

September 07, 1941 - October 08, 2020


Obituary For Donald G. Link

Age 79, on Thursday, October 8, 2020, of Knoxville, formerly of Bethel Park.

Beloved husband of the late Marlene (Terreri) Link; loving father of Dawn (Brian Johnson) Koett, David (Lana) Link, Sherry (Walt) Friberg, Chellee (Brett) Schmidt and Gina Brown; grandfather of Kayla, Kevin, Emily, David Jr., Addison, Walter, Kirstie, Morgan, Joey, Dylan and Bethany; special Pappy to Tylar Shoemaker, Chelsea Vetere and Carter; son of the late Thomas E. and Beulah (Holt) Link; brother-in-law of Elaine Terreri and Dennis (Suzanne) Terreri. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and dear friends. Donald retired from Bayer Corporation and was an avid amateur radio operator, call sign N3BMT. He was an Army Veteran who proudly served his country. Don enjoyed checking in with all his friends from all over. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Monday morning at 9:45. Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Sylvester Church at 10:30 a.m. Due to the current public health crisis, masks and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to. If desired, family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society 320 Bilmar Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

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  • 11/09/2020

    I was very saddened by the news of Don passing. I tlaked to Don for many years on the radio. My best memory was when I got diagnosed with lung cancer from smoking Don sent me a care package to help me stop smoking..... Its was about 20 packs of LIFESAVERS !!! I was abl;e to quit smoking.. thank you Don ....73 and rip my friend .... sk

  • 10/10/2020

    Don was my first friend, we were both 3 years old when we met and played together making tents out of his dad's Navy blanket. Rest In Peace my old friend!

  • 10/10/2020

    Don was my first friend. I met him when I was 3 years old. We used to make tents with his dad's Navy blanket. Rest In Peace my old friend!

  • 10/10/2020

    Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. I had a many of late night QSOs on the radio with him trying to figure out some kind of technical problem one or the other were having. 73's Don sk de WA3VXJ

  • 10/09/2020

    We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing, he is with your Mother and they are in their HAPPY PLACE, with each other. Many memories of being with them at Bayers party's thru out those good years in Pittsburgh, cherish your memories, I know you all have many Barry and Carolyn Peterson New Albany, Ohio