Donald M. MacIsaac

Born: Wed., Sep. 5, 1928
Died: Thu., Jul. 11, 2019


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Donald M. MacIsaac, 90, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2019. 

Don was born on September 15, 1928 to Archibald and Lydia McIsaac in Princeton, NJ.  He attended Princeton University and graduated from Syracuse University.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, his brother Robert, his daughter Jennifer, his son Bruce and his stepsons Jeffery and Tim King.

Don is survived by his wife Joyce, grandson Justin Wilkinson (Wendy), granddaughter Olivia MacIsaac and great granddaughter Hannah Wilkinson.

He is also survived by stepdaughter Sue Neufeld, stepson Todd Neufeld, brother Malcolm McIsaac and nephew Robert McIsaac.

He was a retired Professor Emeritus from IUP and an accomplished musician, writer, and a professional independent filmmaker.

He loved his family farm and homestead and its rich history that dates back to the 1840’s. Most of all, he loved his family, his devoted wife and partner Joyce and especially the newest addition, his precious great granddaughter Hannah.  He suffered greatly the deaths of his children.

He was a good and kind man, a compassionate man, a brave man, and a compassionate and wise friend.

Don’s wife Joyce wishes to express her profound gratitude to VNA/Family Hospice of Indiana Co. and, if you choose, please make memorial contributions to them.

There will be a memorial service for Don on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Gilgal Church , Marion Center.

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

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Kathy Martin
   Posted Sat July 13, 2019
Joyce,
You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Don. I t was always a pleasure to talk with both of you. Remember all the great memories you two shared. If you ever just want to talk just give me a call. Take care, Joyce.

JANET WOODARD
   Posted Sat July 13, 2019
My husband's parents Bob & Lee Woodard were long ago friends of Don, and his step son Tim was Jim's friend. The obituary was a loving tribute, we pray God's peace for you all,

Jan Woodard

Carla Frazier Sandbothe
   Posted Sun July 14, 2019
Professor MacIssac taught several of my classes in the 1970s. One was animation before computers. It took me all semester to draw paint and photograph enough frames for five seconds of film. I never did see or pick up the final project because it was turned in so late but he still gave me a decent grade even though I barely finished the work. I also took an advanced film course with him. He showed us “Acne: It’s Not Your Fault” and when our group traveled to St. Mary’s make our student film for the local United Way we used the working title, “St. Marys: It’s Not Your Fault”. He was a good guy. My sympathies to you and your family.

Maggie Clark
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Our hearts are heavy. Papa was a sweet and gentle man. He was a wonderful Grandfather to Olivia and it is with sadness that we celebrate his life. My sincere condolences Joyce on the tremendous loss. Sending light and prayers of comfort to you and JD and the rest of the family. Maggie and Olivia

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