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Donald P. Remlinger, Sr.

May 16, 1935 - July 20, 2021

Obituary For Donald P. Remlinger, Sr.

Age 86, peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, of Baldwin Boro, formerly of Carrick.

Beloved husband of 62 years to the late Phyllis Eileen (Remele) Remlinger; loving father of Vickie (Wayne) Stock, Donald P., Jr. (Janet), Gary (Melanie), Jeffrey (Marcia) and the late Jeanine (survived by James) Revak; cherished grandfather of David (Tanya), Jena Stock, Tori (Gregory) Loeffler, Nathaniel (Lindsay) and Donald III (Karly) Remlinger, Alexandra (Thomas) Vaughan, Alyssa (Glenn) Eisel, and Taylor, Aaron, Joshua and Maximilian Remlinger, Gary, Jr. (Alexis), Emily, Benjamin, Zachary, Jeffrey, Jr., Lauren, Elizabeth and Jessica Remlinger; proud great-grandfather of Delanie, Tucker, Nora, Donald IV, William, Thomas, Ava and Reid; son of the late Marie and Victor Remlinger; brother of the late Regis Remlinger. Donald married his high school sweetheart in 1957, Phyllis Remele. Together, they had five children and dedicated their lives to their family. In Donald's early working years, he posted billboards for Pittsburgh Outdoor Advertising. Later, he found his true calling as a Pittsburgh Police Officer for 27 years, serving the community and rushing to the aide of others. His police career spanned: the patrol car, ambulance service, the paddy wagon, Officer Friendly, a Carson Street beat man and the Traffic Division as "The Boot Man." Donald loved hunting, fishing and family vacations. He spent many, many enjoyable weekends with family and friends at his favorite campground near Bedford. He was passionate about Pittsburgh Sports and had a love for playing baseball. But his greatest love was his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He bonded with each grandchild, developing a personal, loving relationship. He entertained everyone with his quick wit, sense of humor and the stories of events in his life. He will always be remembered as the perfect role model as a husband, father, grandfather and friend. Donald and Phyllis will be sorely missed but live in our hearts forever. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Germaine Church at Noon. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to the Parkinson's Foundation of Western PA, 575 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202.

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Love and sympathy to his beloved family. I will always remember my happy days as his classmate and friend at St. Joseph grade and high school
- Eileen Cagney vernon
Sorry for you loss. May your hearts and minds find peace
- Jennifer Panian
Gary and Don, we were sorry to hear of your dad's passing and want you and your families to know that we are sending our deepest sympathy. You have always had such a tight knit family and we are sure that your dad played a big part in that. Take care and God Bless.
- Gary and Jennifer Furyk
To my best friend for over 80 year's, We will keep you and Phyllis in our prayer's and I will alway's remenber the fun time's we had on Margaret St., may the Lord watch over you both. Janet & Ed Stambrosky
- Ed Stambrosky
Vicki, Don Jr., Gary and Jeff, my most sincere condolences to you and families. As I recall from my days of swimming, the many practices and swim meets, your parents were always very nice, supportive and fun to be around. I know you miss them and I pray that you'll find comfort in the happy memories of your Dad and Mom. -Lavonne Holder (Queenie)
- Lavonne Holder
I was privileged to have Don and Phyllis as my friends for 50 years. They were great people and raised a wonderful family. I will miss them both but always have good memories.I will keep the family in my prayers .With deepest sympathy, Diana Spano
- Diana spano
Uncle Don, May you rest in peace with all the dearly departed family members before you. I will miss see you when I do come to Pittsburgh to visit. Thank you and Aunt Phyl for always opening your door for me to stay with ya'll. This is one time when you would ask how long will it take to get there that I cannot reply 15 minutes. Until we meet again. Love Cindy My condolences to your entire family for the loss of their dad and grandfather. May you each find comfort in each other and in God. Hold him in your heart forever.
- Cindy Reiland
May his memory be forever a blessing
- Sue Ellen Serbin Sindler
He was an excellent father and husband. His wit along with his humor always made my visits to pgh enjoyable. You are all in my prayers, Diane Held
- Diane Held

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