Thomas (Beef) Donato, 72, of Warren, Pa. died unexpectedly, Friday afternoon, August 17, 2012, after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born June 12, 1940 in Clarendon, Pa. to the late Alfonse Donato and Millie Gruttaria Donato Lord. He had served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a private first class. He has resided most of his life in Warren. Tom had been employed with Tops Supermarkets in their maintenance department for 17 years and was a salesman with Crescent Beer, retiring in 2002. He was currently working part time with the Northwest Saving Bank in their custodial dept. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren Eagles Aerie, Moose Lodge 109. He enjoyed working around his home and truly loved spending time with his grandchildren and his family.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Graziano Donato whom he married December 31, 1963 in Warren, Pa., 2 Children Joanie Donato Pire and husband, Scott of Pittsburgh, Pa., Thomas Andrew Donato and his companion, Leslie Greene both of Bradford, Pa., 1 Brother Joseph F. "Jack" Donato and wife, Barbara of Erie, Pa., 3 Grandchildren Tyler and wife, Hillary, Chandler and Arianna, longtime best friend, Nick Mangione of Warren, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, Pa., Rev. Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, Pa. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.