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Donna DiFranks

After a courageous battle against cancer, Donna M. DiFranks, 76, of Roscoe, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Mon Valley Hospital. The second daughter of the late David and Grace Williams Conaway, she was born Feb. 10, 1934, in West Pike Twp. She worked for many years in management at the former Hills Department Store in Rostraver Twp. Mrs. DiFranks was a member of the First Christian Church of Charleroi and enjoyed gardening, which is evident by the number of flowers she would tend to in her yard. But the most important thing to her was her family, whom she dearly loved. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Left to cherish the wonderful memories are her husband of 57 years, Tony; three children, Jeanne Laskey and husband Dennis, of Fallowfield Twp., David DiFranks and wife Suzanne, of Berlin, MD, and Donald W. DiFranks and wife Ivy, of Charlotte, NC; five grandchildren, Deni Laskey-Few and husband Tom, Deiter Laskey and wife Michelle, Marissa Laskey, and Tony and Dessie DiFranks; three great-grandchildren, Jesse and Jude Laskey, and Priya Few; two sisters, Judy Ames and Nikki Santo and husband Michael; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Cleo Boyle, and brother-in-law, William Ames. At Donna's request, there will be no visitation and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe.


My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Donna's family. I knew her just shy of 10 years and in that time she always made me feel very welcome and included in family. She will be greatly missed. We really wish we could there with the everyone at this time.

Mark Grisham Nov 15 2010 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy, Aunt Donna was one of my three favorite aunts and I will dearly miss her. I wish I could be ther with everyone.

Kirby Ames Nov 14 2010 12:00 AM

we always had the nicest little chats, and i always new when you were going to be a grandma and she was so excited when you became a great grandma. i am really going to miss seeing her at the store. Quite a lady!!! with sympathy, love and respect, Rick Gazi

Rick Gazi Nov 14 2010 12:00 AM

Judy and family--please accept my sincerest and deepest sympathy upon Donna's passing.

Janet Duvall Nov 13 2010 12:00 AM

my deepest sympathy for the family in this tough time..may she rest and not suffer anymore...she will be missed so dearly..and was a wonderful person.....

amy lane Nov 13 2010 12:00 AM

Donna waa a kind, sweet lady, who will be greatly missed. Our sincere sympathy to the Laskey and DiFranks family. Dave, Vicki, and Mike Molesky

Vicki Molesky Nov 13 2010 12:00 AM