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Donald A. Mixon (Mikszan)

October 16, 1932 ~ May 22, 2020 (age 87)

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Mixon (Mikszan), Donald A.

Peacefully, at his Crafton home surrounded by his children, Don, age 87, entered eternal Life with God, on Friday, May 22, 2020. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Josephine Mikszan, his wife Theresa, and his wife Patricia, mother of their seven children. He leaves behind his devotion of faith to his children Terri (Ed) Midgley, Michael Mixon, Judy (late Gary) Lester, Brian "Buzzy" Mixon, Lori (Russell Stroup) Keller, Mimi (Mike) Cortese, Joe Mixon; Step-father of Mary Haney. He was adored by his surviving sister, Carol Flickinger and his sister- in- law, Kathleen Mikszan and all the departed Mikszan family members with whom he is now reunited. He leaves behind to cherish his memory 12 grandchildren and 3 (soon to be 5) great grandchildren. Everyone loved PapPap. Don lived his life according to God’s word. His faith never wavered when his beloved Pat left this world in 1978. He faithfully sought strength from God as he continued to raise their children by himself. His faith never wavered when he was called to care for his wife Theresa as she succumbed to Alzheimer’s. His faith never wavered as he too was diagnosed with this disease. He just kept telling us, "Trust God’s Plan". Don was a self- taught, accomplished pianist. He enjoyed playing for his Mother when she was in Regency Manor. He volunteered his talent weekly at Western Psych and Marian Manor, hoping to bring joy to the residents. He was active in CIT Baseball, Crafton Cougar Football and St. Philip Parish Council, where he was a faithful member for the past 60 years. He never missed a St. Philip, Bishop Canevin, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, or Duquesne basketball game while his children and grandchildren participated. He also was the owner of Killeen Printing Co. He was very proud of the fine job his sons Buzz and Joe have done with the business since his retirement. Don was in the Army during the Korean War. We would like to acknowledge the outstanding care we received from the VA Home Health Care Team, especially Dr. McQuillan and Anne Laughlin RN. We greatly appreciate and would also like to deeply thank the caregivers from Debbie’s Angels, without whom we would not have been able to grant Dad’s last wish: to remain in his home. We would also like to thank the nurses from Compassionate Care Hospice; although we only needed you for a brief time, your attentiveness made all the difference in the end. So today, Dad, we are trusting God’s Plan. We know you lived your entire life with the acceptance that the greatest reward was to follow. Until we meet again, Love to Mom. Due to the current pandemic, visitation and interment will regrettably be private. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to the Hershberger-Stover Inc. Funeral Home, Crafton. If desired, memorials may be made to St. Philip School.

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Services

Private Mass of Christian Burial

St. Philip Roman Catholic Church
50 W. Crafton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Donations

St. Philip School
50 W. Crafton Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15205

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