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Donald Berchtold

January 19, 1932 — October 15, 2023

Donald Berchtold age 91, of Millcreek, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at LECOM Senior Living.

He was born in Erie on January 19, 1932 the son of the late Francis and Bessie Berchtold.

Donald graduated from Burns, Gridley, Erie Tech and the Academy of Aeronautics in NY.  He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 in  a newly formed unit of heavy aircraft maintenance in the 584th Transportation Corps at Ft. Eustice, VA.

Don worked as a manipulator operator for Kaiser Aluminum for 33 years, retiring in 1992. 

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. 

Donald was a car enthusiast, enjoyed woodworking, watching Nascar and traveling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Janice Berchtold.

Don is survived by a son, Doug Berchtold (Marleen) of Savannah, GA; two daughters, Julie Molnar (Mike) of Erie and Vicki Haas (John) of N. Collins, NY; and five grandchildren, Mychal (fiancé Nicole Nuske), Mitch and Marissa Molnar, and Zachary and Austin Haas.

Friends may call at the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, West Ridge 3801 W. 26th Street on Friday, October 20th from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital of Erie, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505.

Send condolences at www.BurtonQuinnScott.com.

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3801 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506

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Starts at 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services West Ridge

3801 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506

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