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Donald T. Colwell


Colwell, Donald T., 89, Johnstown, passed away September 13, 2020 at Rosewood Personal Care Home. Born November 15, 1930 in Pittsburgh to the late Robert and Hazel (Thomas) Colwell. Preceded in death by wife, Mary H. Colwell; and siblings, Edward Colwell; and Helen Geer. Survived by loving daughters, Stacey A. Molchan and husband Greg; Julie A. Panicco and husband Robert; grandsons, Eric R. Panicco; Elliot J. Panicco and fiancée Bayleigh Pavlish; and stepchildren, Bonnie Crillo and partner Deb Krumsieg; and Richard Crillo. Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla Commander 92-94, retired status in 2012. He graduated from General Motors Institute and was a retired diesel instructor/mechanic. Donald was a Master Mason of Perry-Ionic Lodge No. 796, having been a member since 1993. He was also a former member of Syria Shriners. Special thank you to special friends, Dave and Janie Kushon of Aspinwall Marina, “thank you for always visiting Dad and for your friendship”; thank you to Carole and Joni “for visiting Dad and taking him to appointments when I could not”; to Rosewood Personal Care for all of your love and special care; and to Three Rivers Hospice for your care of dad! You are all special to Dad, Stacey and Julie! Private service and burial to be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Donations may be made in Donald’s memory to Rosewood Personal Care Home, 122 Carwyn Dr. Johnstown, PA 15904. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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