Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Donald J. McMichael, 90

It is with great sadness that the family of Mr. Donald J. McMichael, 90, of Franklin Twp. announces that he passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Butler Memorial Hospital.

Mr. McMichael was born in Ellwood City on January 9, 1931 to the late Marion and Caroline (McCloskey) McMichael. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1949, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. On June 11, 1953 Don enlisted with the U.S. Army and served with the Company C 701st Military Police until his discharge on May 10, 1955. Following his service with the army he worked at Armstrong World Industries for 43 years. An outdoorsman, Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling with his family, and spending time with people.

He is survived by his daughters, Carol (Mark) Musser of South Beaver Twp., Donna (William) Herrick of Houston, TX, and Laura McMichael of Franklin Twp., his grandchildren, Matthew (Alexandra) Musser, Luke (Ashley) Musser, Brian Herrick, Daniel Herrick, and Kelly (Chris) Sims, and his great-grandchildren, Ava, Zakary, Hayley, Maria Musser, Athena and Noah Sims.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dolores (Lance) McMichael whom he married on October 20, 1951 and passed away on March 30, 2018, his sister, Ruth Coast, and his brother, Robert McMichael.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-7 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at the Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 am with Father David Egan officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.


  • Chris MacDonald Posted May 13, 2021 10:54 am

    Laura and family – we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You will be in my prayers at this time.
    Chris and your friends at The Color Center

  • Peggy Salvati Tonini Posted May 15, 2021 3:47 pm

    Carol, Donna, and Laura, We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was such a sweet man. I will always remember the good times we had with your family. Your mom and dad were always so pleasant, and they hold a special place in our hearts. Peggy Salvati Tonini and Karen Salvati Primerano

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