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Donald J. Walleigh

Donald J. Walleigh ’56, 82, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021. He was the husband of the late Karen Walleigh.

Donald Walleigh, loving husband, father, and friend entered into eternal rest on Thursday March 11, 2021.  Don was good man.  A friendly, hardworking man that loved his family.  He had a kind soul and a gentle spirit.  Don had an infectious smile that could light up a room and make everyone around him feel welcomed.  Although born in Chester County, Don attended Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA.  After graduation, he enlisted in the Army.  Don had many passions and hobbies throughout his life but he loved a good project:  building and fixing is what he did.  He loved it.  He was good at it and he always did it his way, the “Walleigh way”.  When he wasn’t working on projects Don loved golf, classic cars, spending time with his dogs and watching Philly Sports.  While Don had many passions in life, nothing held more value to him than his late wife Karen Walleigh.  Don and Karen had a special bond, a relationship like none other.  He loved her more than life itself.  Don Walleigh left an incredible legacy, one that will be carried on by those who loved him.  He will be missed but never forgotten. 

Don is survived by his children:  Bonnie Nelson, Donald Walleigh, Kenny Walleigh, Lee Walleigh, Randy Willis, Keith Willis, and Deanna McCallister.  His 13 grandchildren:  Melissa Bishop, Brandon Walleigh, Kasandra Walleigh, Elizabeth Walleigh, Logan Walleigh, Becky Walleigh, Sarah Walleigh, Heidi Walleigh, Matthew Willis, Kayla Willis, Shale Ruckle, Ashley Lubrano Di Caruozzo, and Eric Edwards.  And his 6 Great Grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife Karen Walleigh, his sisters Jane Keith, Nancy Lane, and Shirley Gurtizen; his great grandson Randall Willis; and his son in law Jerry Nelson. 

A memorial service for family and friends will be disclosed at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, condolences, donations or contributions made in Don’s name may be made by contacting Shivery Funeral Home, 111 Elizabeth Street, Christiana, Pa 17509. 

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