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Douglas T. Datt

July 10, 1938 ~ February 14, 2018 (age 79)

Douglas T. “Doug” Datt, age 79, of Valencia, passed away on Wednesday morning, February 14, 2018 at Conemaugh Medical Center in Johnstown.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 10, 1938, he was the son of the late William and Gertrude Kuntz Datt.

Doug had been a mechanic for Billco V.W. of Wexford and then worked for Tom Henry Chevrolet in Bakerstown.  He later worked in the maintenance department at Family Resources.  A well-known V.W. repairman in the area, people came from all over to have him work on their cars.

He was a Life Member of the Valencia Volunteer Fire Department, now Adams Area Fire District.

His well-recognized smile will forever resonate within our hearts.

Surviving are his wife, Karen Pfeifer Datt, who he married on April 9, 1960, two daughters, Valerie Ploesch of Gibsonia and Leslie (Bill) Powell of Valencia, his grandchildren, Angel Powell (Izzy) and Jacob (Aubrey) and Tori Ploesch, his great grandchildren, Adia Ploesch and Amelia Maldonado, and a brother, Darrel Datt of Prospect.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Eleanor Riffe and Marion Smith.

Arrangements are private under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at  Memorials may be made to Adams Area Fire District or the Mars Public Library, P.O. Box 415, Mars, PA  16046.

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