Donna Marie (Chakan) Okopal

September 8, 1938 ~ April 21, 2020 (age 81)


Donna Marie Chakan Okopal, 81, of Clarksburg, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at The Communities of Indian Haven in Indiana, Pa. She was born on Thursday, September 8, 1938 in Iselin, Pa., the daughter of the late, John and Mary Fellot Chakan. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepard in Kent, Pa. Donna graduated from Elders Ridge High School in 1956. She enjoyed going to the casino and playing her lottery “rub off” tickets.  Donna was a loving and caring mother who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Mary Starta and her husband, Chris, of Ingomar, Michael Okopal and his wife, Becki, of Lower Burrell, Thomas “Buddy” Okopal and his wife, Carol, of Clarksburg and David Okopal and his wife, Jamie, of Indiana,  her 9 Grandchildren, Kayla and Eric Starta, Allison, Makenzie and Jake Okopal, Emilie and Abbie Okopal and Ryan and Logan Okopal, a brother, Thomas Chakan and his wife, Connie, of Ohio,  her sisters,  Jane Encisco of New Kensington, Darlene  Woodrow of Blarisville, Janice Thomas and her husband, Tom, of Saltsburg and Irene Fulton and her husband, Bob, of Clarksburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Thomas Okopal in March of this year, her sister, Gloria Urban and her brothers, Robert, John and Leonard Chakan. Due to public health concerns and our concerns for our families, a private viewing and Parting Prayer Service will be held at the Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home LTD, 400 Indiana Ave., Avonmore, Pa.  

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