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Donald J. Duva

August 18, 1937 ~ July 24, 2019 (age 81)

Donald J. Duva, 81, of Greensburg died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Hempfield Manor.  He was born August 18, 1937 in Altoona, a son of the late Joseph J. and Ruby M. Traficante Duva.  He was a graduate of Altoona Area High School.  After graduation he enlisted in the US Navy and served during the Korean War.  He enlisted in the PA State Police May 7, 1959 where he served for 30 years, ten years as a uniformed trooper and 20 years as criminal investigator at the Greensburg barracks.  He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #62, Retired State Police Association, Westmoreland County Law Enforcement Association, and American Legion Post #982. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Lee Adams Duva, a son, Joseph Duva and his wife Ingrid, a daughter, Diane Duva Falo and her husband Mark, and six grandchildren; Megan Falo, Kristina Falo, Katelyn Falo, Nicklas Duva, Isabella Duva and Santino Duva.  Friends will be received Friday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette.  A blessing service will be held Saturday at 10:00 am in the funeral home with Fr. Tyler Bandura as celebrant.  Entombment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson's Foundation at www.parkinson.org.  To send on-line condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com. 

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