Donn Pumpa

August 11, 1947 - January 25, 2021

08/11/1947 - 01/25/2021

January 25, 2021, Donn R. Pumpa lost his journey in life.

He was the son of Raymond J. and Marjorie J. Mahacek Pumpa.

Donn was retired from AEP, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Shadyside, a 1965 graduate of Shadyside High School, a US Army veteran and a lifetime member of the Shadyside American Legion Post 521, Shadyside Masonic Lodge, Racine Masonic Lodge, York and Scottish Rite and the Order of Eastern Star.

Also the Shannon Council Masons of Dublin, Ireland, Gallipolis and Wheeling Shrine, Hillibilly Clan #154 and #7 and the Grotto.

Donn lived a full life and will be missed by his sister, Rae Gazdik and nephew, David M. Gazdik.

There will be no visitation or services, burial will be at the convenience of the family due to the Covid Virus.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church by going to

Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes – Shadyside, Ohio.

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Joni Fox
2 years ago

Rae, I am so sorry about your brother
You have my deepest condolences

kathy bairefoot
2 years ago

Donn was a good man. We had some good times prior to my entering the Navy. You will be missed.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Donn R. Pumpa, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Donn R. Pumpa, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †