Donna J. (Kisic) Reed, 69, of Derry, died September 5, 2020 at home with her sister, Kathleen, by her side.
She was born on August 15, 1951 in Indiana, PA daughter of the late Charles Joseph and Wava Maxine (Smith) Kisic.
Donna was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She practiced nursing at Montefiore Hospital and several other Pittsburgh hospitals as a License Practical Nurse. She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Derry. Her hobbies were cooking, baking, crocheting, reading, painting, and loving her fur-baby, Zymba Edge, the cat.
In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Hercules T. Reed, Sr. in 2009, step-mother Elizabeth (Marks) Kisic, and step-sister, Robin L. (Stewart) Szalanczy.
Donna is survived by two sons, Ryan M. Reed and fiancée, Sheryl Harbough of McKees Rocks and Hercules T. Reed, II and fiancée, Nycki Jenkins of Ross Twp.; her twin sister, Bonnie L. Kisic, of Mount Pleasant; sisters, Kathleen A. Kisic of Derry and Charlene G. Kisic of Saltsburg; a brother, Joseph C. Kisic and wife, Mary Ann, of Derry. She also is survived by step-sister, Jean E. (Stewart) Moore of San Antonio,TX and step-brother, David K. Stewart of Donora, PA; five grandchildren: Nathan, Makayla, Aaliyah, Hercules III, and Rebekah Reed; four nephews and a niece.
A special thank you is extended to her niece, Sarah M (Bendel) Piper and her husband, Brenton for the unconditional love and support. Donna would always let her family know that she will “Love you forever and always”.
Family will receive friends for Donna’s Life Celebration on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 10-12 PM in the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home, Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St., Derry.
A funeral service will follow at 12 PM in the funeral home with the Rev. Salvatore R. Lamendola as officiant.
Interment will be in the Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 1829, Arlington, VA 22215.
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