Donna Marie (DiBenedetto) Kulfan
February 23, 1943 - April 04, 2020
Service: Memorial service at a later date. Interment was private at Beaver Cemetery
Donna Marie (DiBenedetto) Kulfan, 77, died Saturday morningat Passavant Community in Zelienople after a long struggle withAlzheimer’s disease.
Donna was a proud Aliquippa native. She placed a high value on education, working full-time to put herself through college and complete some graduate work. She spoke often of her semester abroad in Spain and her days teaching high school Spanishstudents in Aliquippa and Oil City. She and Tony, her husband of nearly 50 years, worked hard together to ensure their children grew up with solid values and educations. Even though she battled illness most of her life, she always made time for her family and close friends. She was a strong source of support and good advice for us, as well as a fierce defender if anyone ever made trouble. She was proud of her Italian heritage and enjoyed celebrating her family’s Italian traditions. Donna was smart and thoughtful and you could always count on a great conversation with her over a cup of tea, easily discussing world events or what the extended family has been up to. She was a great wife, a great mom, and a great friend who will be dearly missed.
Donna is survived by her devoted husband Anthony E. Kulfan, who she married June 12, 1971; her son Anthony D. (Jackie) Kulfan; two step-daughters who she loved as her own, Terri (Richard) Grist and Christine (Chip) Cowan; grandchildrenJason, Tyler, Austin, and Sara Wojkiewicz; Patrick, Morgan, and Alana Cowan; and Mitchell Kulfan; brothers James DiBenedettoand Dennis (Barbara) DiBenedetto; sister Celeste (Richard) Peggs; and five nieces and nephews. Donna was preceded in death by her parents James and Alice (Ciccone) DiBenedetto.
Donations in Donna’s honor may be made to the great caregivers at Passavant Community through the Lutheran Senior Life Foundation at www.lutheranseniorlife.org, or to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org to find a cure for this horrible disease. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Twp