Obituaries

Donald J. Garland, 65

December 17, 2020

Donald J. Garland, 65, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully Thursday December 17, 2020 with his loving wife by his side. Born July 11, 1955 in Johnstown, PA, Donald was the son of the late Ben and Alice (Robinson) Garland. On October 25, 1997, Donald married Kathryn in Lancaster and would go on to spend 23 wonderful years together.

A skilled concrete finisher, Donald worked for Fisher Concrete and several other professional local concrete companies. Though Donald was a simple man, he lived life to the fullest and was always willing to give a helping hand. Through the years, he found joy in fishing, hunting, walking his dogs, dirt bike racing, working in his yard, and watching classic movies in the comfort of his home with his wife. Most importantly, Donald was a loving husband and loyal friend who will be greatly missed.

Donald is survived by his wife: Kathryn Garland; a son: Matthew Garland; a sister: Carol Deiatrick wife of Thomas; and several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his beloved dog: Lady Winniefred as well. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three beloved dogs: Sir Winston, Sir Duke, and Lady Dutchess whom met him at the bridge to greet him in.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Donald’s honor have been suggested to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway E, Lancaster, PA 17602.

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Condolences to the Family

December 21, 2020

Cousin!!! You will be missed. I remember watching Nascar with you. I asked you, “Is that all they’re going to do?” The look on your face said everything. We laughed until we cried. That is one of my fondest memories of you. You are no longer in pain. And I’m positive your walking with your “four legged” babies. That will always make me smile. Katieann, know that we’re here for you, and that we love you too.  Rest In Paradise Don. You are loved. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you both.
Charmaine Williams

December 21, 2020

Kathy and Family I am so sorry for your loss I met Don a few times he was a very sweet and fun person to be around my thoughts and prayers are with you all as you pass thru these rough times 
~Jessica Shoemaker

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