Donald E Halin

Born: Wed., May 14, 1947
Died: Mon., Jul. 23, 2018


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Donald (Don) E. Halin, passed away peacefully at home on Reed Road, Punxsutawney, PA, on Monday July 23, 2018 at the age of 71.  Don was in the company of his loving family at the time of his passing.

Don was born in 1947 in Allegheny Valley Hospital in Brackenridge, PA.

He was married to the love of his life, Jane E. Halin in 1970 who survives him.

Don is also survived by his daughter Jennifer Boudreau and husband Tom of Scott Township, PA, his daughter Stephanie Lasoski and husband Steve of Erie, PA, and his borther John Peter "Pete" Halin and wife Sandy of North Huntington, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jules and Annetta Halin, and by numerous aunts and uncles.

Don taught for 38 years at Eisenhower Elementary School in the Indiana Area School District.  He loved teaching his 5th graders about the Civil War, especially the Battle of Gettysburg.  His students especially enjoyed learning how to march so that they could reenact Pickett's Charge.

He also loved the Pennsylvania Railroad, Alabama Football, and spending time with his beloved dogs.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that any memorial gifts be made to his favorite charities--Four Footed Friends in Indiana, PA, Willow Run Animal Sanctuary in Coolspring, PA, the Salvation Army or the local food bank.

At the family's request, there will be no viewing or funeral services at this time.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Richard L Fait Funeral Home in Punxsutawney, PA.

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Pam Douglas
   Posted Wed July 25, 2018
Thinking & praying for you and your girls during this time of great loss. You are not alone!!!!!

JoAnne Shaw Britcher
   Posted Wed July 25, 2018
Dear Jane,
I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a wonderful man and I was so happy to know him. I so enjoyed working with him and he was a great mentor to me as a student teacher. Of course years and time got away from all of us and after his retirement I believe I only ran into him one time at WalMart. Please accept my thoughts and prayers for you and your family through this difficult time. Take care and may God give you strength and peace.

Fondly,
JoAnne

Linda Cole Barr
   Posted Wed July 25, 2018
My prayers are with you and your family.

Yvonne Spencer
   Posted Thu July 26, 2018
Jenn, Steph, Jane --
I am so, so sorry to hear about this. I know how difficult it is, and I want you to know if you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask. Jenn was here for me when my dad died, and I'm here for her (and all of you, really). You guys are in my thoughts. I know that those words seem shallow, but they're heartfelt. Many, many hugs.

Denise Dragich
   Posted Sun July 29, 2018
I am so sorry to learn of Don's death. I worked with him at Eisenhower and enjoyed his humor and kind manner. My condolences.

Nadine Rearick
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018
Jane, I am so sorry! You and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers! He was such a great friend and will be missed!

Julie Knox
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018
Dear Jane and family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I taught with Don at Eisenhower School.
Don was a great social studies teacher and really loved teaching about the Civil War. I’m sure his students will always remember the enactments and the realistic actives that he had them do. He had a great sense of humor and made teaching with him fun. He will be missed by a lot of people.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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