Donald Birmingham

Donald James Birmingham, 88, of Follansbee, WV, passed away at 3:26 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at his residence.

Donald was born on January 10, 1932 in Finleyville, PA. He was the son of the late George Birmingham and Anna (Halopy) Birmingham.

Donald was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Follansbee, WV. He was the owner and operator of The Star and Brightway Grocery Stores in Steubenville, OH. Many will remember Donald for his love of playing golf and pool, but most of all, for the unfailing love and devotion of his family.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Birmingham.

Donald is survived by his wife of 71 years, Gilda (DeStefano) Birmingham; two children, Joseph Andrew Birmingham and Donna Pranzarone and her husband, Vincent, all of Follansbee, WV; five grandchildren, Joey, Alicia, Donnie, Candice and Mara; four great-grandchildren, Haley, Dea, Donavin, and Nora; a sister, Lois Birmingham of Steubenville, OH; and nieces and nephews.

The James Funeral Home of Follansbee, WV 304-527-1717 is honored and privileged to serve the family at this time of sorrow. A private blessing will be conducted by Father Jude Perera of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

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