Don graduated from Troy High School in 1947 and on May 9, 1948 married his high school sweetheart, the former Marjorie Congdon.
Don started his business, Havens Well Drilling in 1955. He was an avid member of the Pennsylvania Ground Water Association along with the National Ground Water Association. He was past president of the PA Ground Water Association and as a member, he promoted water standards for safe drinking water throughout his life. Don also had a shop where he enjoyed wood and metal working. He had a passion for his farm, doing field work and gardening. He enjoyed dancing in his early years and later playing cards with family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Marjorie, surviving are his children: H. Keith (Patricia)Havens,Troy, Kathleen (Renold) Aparicio, Norco, CA, Marla (Scott) Oldroyd, Troy; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister in laws: Carol Rockwell and Janice Congdon; brother-in-law Howard(Bonnie)Congdon, many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm at the Troy Baptist Church, Canton Street, Troy. Family and friends will be received following the service at the church fellowship hall.
As Don was a member of the Troy Baptist Church, donation to his memory can be made to the Troy Baptist Church, 579 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947.
Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA assisted the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com.