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Obituary Donald Joseph Brancato (Sharon Leonard's father) [private note]


Donald Joseph Brancato

(January 1, 1933 - October 9, 2012)

U.S. Veteran

Donald Joseph Brancato Turbeville

Mr. Donald Joseph Brancato, 79, died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at his home after an illness. The family will receive friends 6pm - 8pm Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Floyd Funeral Home in Olanta. A graveside service will be 11am, Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia. Born in Long Beach, California he was a son of the late Joseph Amdear Brancato and Ada Hart Brancato. Mr. Brancato was the owner and operator of DonMar RV Sales, a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of American Legion and member of Wally Byam Caravan Club. He was an avid bicyclist and loved his community. When he was 16 years old, he and a friend > raced on their bicycle's from Norfolk, Virginia to Washington, DC and back, and in high school he was the first chair saxophonist. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Lynn Brancato, a son, David Carter Brancato and two grandchildren, Melia Rae Brancato and Edward Joseph Karr. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Mary Catherine Franklin Brancato. Four daughters,

Sharon (Reed) Leonard of Branson, MO

, Elizabeth (Sylvan) Berthe of Seattle, WA, Catherine B. (David) Karr and Susan B. (John) Vizas both of Frederick, MD. Two sons, Donald J. (Kelly) Brancato, Jr. of Pheonix, AZ and > Charles Andrew (Melanie) Brancato of Turbeville, S.C. Sixteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren.

2012 Oct 9