2019-02-21 / Obituaries

Donnie Rood

February 17, 2019

Donnie D. Rood, 78, of New Albany died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.

Born Feb. 23, 1940, he was a son of the late Clarence and Ella (Randall) Rood. His wife of 51 years, the former Nancy L. Bonawitz, preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 2013.

Donnie was an active member of the New Albany Baptist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the church choir and serving as the custodian. He was a very caring individual who enjoyed mowing lawns, helping his neighbors and serving as custodian at the New Albany Post Office. Donnie loved traveling, especially his yearly trip to Florida with his wife, Nancy. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters, Penny L. Zack of Endicott, NY, and Dawn R. Rood of New Albany; a son, John E. Rood of Dushore; four grandchildren, Jessica (Mitchell) Atkinson, Christy Zack, Alyssa Meddings and Connor Meddings and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Donnie was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the New Albany Baptist Church, 166 Main Street, New Albany, with Rev. Terry R. Van Horn and Pastor Vic K. Millard co-officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albany. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.

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