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Donald Wig

July 19, 1949 ~ July 31, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


   Donald P. Wig, 74, of Titusville peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family on Monday, July 31, 2023.

   Don was born on July 19, 1949, in Titusville to the late Robert H. and Jody B. (Sallaska) Wig. He married Christine Reagan on August 5, 1972, at St. Walburga Church.

   He was a graduate of Titusville High School, class of 1967.

   Don was a 24-year veteran of the US Army. He proudly served in the Vietnam War and Gulf War. He was the recipient of numerous commendation, service, and achievement medals. Most notably, he received the Bronze Star for his service with the 475th Quartermaster Group during the Gulf War and The Army Commendation Medal for his actions during the Iraqi Scud Missile Attack. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Master Seargent.

   He was a long-time member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Don worked for several companies over the years retiring as a foreman from Perry Construction in Erie.

   Don always loved woodworking especially building furniture for his family and friends. In his retirement, he found joy in building birdhouses for his Etsy store. Don loved to cook and bake, especially for his grandchildren. Holidays, family gatherings, and birthdays always meant a special treat. He also enjoyed reading and always had a good cup of coffee in hand.

   Don treasured his family and made sure that they always knew how important they were to him. He exemplified the values of kindness, honesty, and hard work. His enduring gift will be the loving memories he's left behind.

   He is survived by his wife, Christine Wig of Titusville; daughters, Ann Jaco and husband Chad of Titusville, Jennifer Wig and partner Jay Catalucci of Canonsburg, Amanda Wig of Bridgeville; grandchildren, Allison and Noah Jaco; brothers, Robert H. Wig II and wife Mary of Port Charlotte, FL, Jack Wig of Oil City; mother-in-law, Dorothy Reagan of Titusville; sisters-in-law, Nancy Reagan of Cincinnati, OH and Sue Reagan of Seattle, WA; and brother-in-law Richard Reagan and companion, Kathy Smith of Cincinnati, OH and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his faithful Border Collie, Gracie, with whom he shared a special bond.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wreaths Across America or Heifer International┬« - Ending Hunger And Poverty | Heifer International.

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