William Donaldson, 61, of 822 Lathrop St. died the morning of Feb. 19, 2009, in Jameson Hospital.

Born Jan. 25, 1948, in New Castle, he was a son of Earl and Nellie Cartwright Donaldson. His father died in 1965. His mother also preceded him in death.

He was married to the former Sandra Murphy. She survives.

Mr. Donaldson worked for the City of New Castle weatherization department.

He enjoyed bowling and was a member of several leagues.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sons of Italy and the Kasimir Pulaski Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Powers of New Castle; a son and daughter-in-law, William Jr. and Jane Donaldson of New Castle; a brother, Charles Donaldson of New Castle; a brother-in-law, Dale Smart of New Castle; two sisters, Eleanor Naberinski and Betty Withrow, both of New Castle; and three grandchildren, Andrew Donaldson, Tyler Powers and Alyson Powers, all of New Castle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl “Bud” Donaldson; and two sisters, Shirley Colbert and Margaret Smart.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.

A service will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Rev. Dennis Bupp will officiate.

Burial will take place at a later date.

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