January 01, 1970

Donal Kirwan, 77, of Pittsburgh died after a year long battle with Pancreatic Cancer on 10/31/2023. He was born in Newark, NJ in 1946 to John J. Kirwan and Rita Hackett.

Donal Kirwan is survived by loving wife of 54 years, Dottie (Picard) Kirwan. His children, Donal (Jenna) Kirwan and Maureen (Eric) Aunes. Grandchildren Ian, Andrew, Gabby, and Emily. Predeceased by his sister, Teri Mikelonis and his surviving sisters, Betty (Tommy) Hartnett, and Trish Kirwan.

Visitation will be from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 3, 2023 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Incarnation of the Lord Church at 10:30 a.m, 4071 Franklin Road, Pittsburgh PA 15214. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be sent to Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford, PA.

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  • Patty Costantini

    I knew Don through work. He was always professional, kind, and demonstrated his sense of humor. He was helpful and generous. I am sorry he is gone. My sympathy to his family.

  • Vi Laux

    So sorry to hear of your loss. It was always a pleasure to be with you both at the theater.
    May God comfort you always

  • Michael and Carole Bedford

    We were blessed to meet you and spend fun times in Cozumel and Montana. Rest in Peace Don

  • David Balint

    Don and Dottie were longtime volunteer ushers for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust at the Benedum and Byham theaters for many years. Always a pleasure to work with. RIP Don. 😢

  • Kathy Peelor

    Dear family of Don,

    My heartfelt condolences to all of you on the passing of Don. Don and my late husband, Burt, (deceased in 1991) were neighbors, friends, and classmates oh so many years ago. I’m sure they are catching up with each other now, in heaven.

    I am so sorry for your loss!

    Sincerely, Kathy Peelor

  • Trish Kirwan

    He was too young to be taken so soon. I guess if there’s a good side, the good side of that is he went peacefully. Over the 54 years you have made lots of memories together. I know you’ll hold on to and cherish each and everyone of those.
    Love Trish

  • Alma WIsniewski

    Dottie and family – extending heartfelt sympathy in your loss of Don. I feel honored to have known him through ushering. Such a great guy. Always fun. May wonderful memories bring your heart peace and comforts. Sincerely, alma

  • Mike and Kathy Prentiss

    Don worked in the office next to us in the Investment Building. He was always friendly, funny and helpful. Later, no matter how many years had gone by, when we would run into him downtown or at the Byham he was so welcoming and so happy to see us that he made us feel special. Deepest Sympathy to family and friends on the loss of real gentleman and a good guy!

  • Bernie Tully

    Don was always there for me as a plaintiffs attorney. A true professional and caring person. RIP.

  • Kathy and Craig Bolme

    We love you and know that our Lord is taking care of you.

  • Marty Weixel

    Dottie, I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sympathy. Losing someone you love is heartbreaking, but precious memories will be comforting and forever lift your spirits. God bless you both and may Don rest in peace.

  • Fred Goldsmith

    Don was my and many other lawyers’ critical combined vocational and economics expert for seriously injured clients’ lawsuits. He was bright, efficient, down to earth, honest, responsive, straightforward, and always a pleasure to work with. He made complex subjects easy for juries to understand. A self-effacing, nice man. I will miss Don. I extend my sincere condolences to his family and friends on their huge loss.

  • Constantine M. Boukidis

    I had gotten to know Don over the last 5 years or so at the annual ASSA/NAFE meetings when we would go out to dinner. I also saw him at the last AAEFE conference I attended when we was the association’s president. He was a true gentleman and a wonderful person. My life is richer for having known him and my only regret is that I did not know him longer. I will miss him. May his memory be eternal.

  • Gary DelVecchio

    Got to spend 4 good years with Don at SHCHS. Played in the band with him. He was a pretty good trombone player.

  • Nikki, Michael, Abby, and Georgia Krogmann

    May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you shared. Uncle Don will be missed. We love you all.



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