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Fahy William "Twig" McDonald

August 5, 1938 June 22, 2019
Fahy William "Twig" McDonald
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Obituary for Fahy William "Twig" McDonald

Fahy William “Twig” McDonald, 80, of Whispering Pines, NC and formerly of Curwensville, passed away Saturday June 22, 2019 at the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC.

Born August 5, 1938 in Grampian, he was the son of Fahy C. and Frances (Thorp) McDonald. He was a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelors Degree in Forestry in 1960. From 1960 thru 1964, he worked as a forester in eastern Kentucky. From 1965 thru 1969 he operated the Thomas Brothers Coal Company in Grampian.

In 1970, he started his own company, McDonald Land and Mining Company and then in 1977 he purchased the Thomas Brothers Coal Co. and operated both operations until 1996, when he retired. He was United Methodist by Faith.

He was a member of the Southern Pines VFW Post #7318 and was a former member of the Curwensville American Legion Post #505 in Curwensville. Twig enjoyed woodworking, playing golf and music. He had his own Bluegrass band, “The Barbed-Wire Choir” for many years.

He is survived by his wife the former Stella Redmond of Whispering Pines, his children: Michael McDonald and wife Brenda and Cindy Bloom all of Curwensville and two Grandchildren: Travis McDonald and wife Jessica of Bellefonte and Brandon McDonald of Curwensville and a great grandchild Mia McDonald.

In addition, he is survived by a step grandson Trinity Brown; three stepchildren Victor Brown of FL, Jack Dare Brown Jr. of Wilmington, NC and Pamela Brown of Carthage, NC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Cathy McDonald, a son Mark McDonald, a grandson Sean McDonald, a sister Jeanine Thomas and a stepson Clifford Brown.

Funeral Services for Twig McDonald will be held in the Community Building at the Grampian Park on Sunday June 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM, with the Reverend Douglas Turner officiating.

Friend will be received at the park from 1:30 PM until time of services at 2:00 PM.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Sunday

7

Jul

1:30 PM 7/7/2019 1:30:00 PM - 2:00 PM 7/7/2019 2:00:00 PM
Community Building at Grampian Park

Main Street
Grampian, PA 16838

Community Building at Grampian Park
Main Street Grampian 16838 PA
United States

Service

Sunday

7

Jul

2:00 PM 7/7/2019 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 7/7/2019 2:30:00 PM
Community Building at Grampian Park

Main Street
Grampian, PA 16838

Funeral Services

Community Building at Grampian Park
Main Street Grampian 16838 PA
United States
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