Official Obituary of

Donald Thomas Hoak

August 28, 1937 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Donald Hoak Obituary

Donald T. Hoak, age 86, of Pottsville, PA passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, February 17th, 2024 at his home.

Born in Pottsville, PA on August 28, 1937, the son of the late Donald B. and Margaret ( Leonard) Hoak.

Don was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1955. He worked as an operator for the Pottsville Area Sewer Authority for 22 years until retiring. Don served in the US Army as a Sergeant. He was a member of the Walter L. Griffth AMVETS, Post 180 in Pottsville and St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville. Don was a Democratic Committee Man in the 80's and 90's and he enjoyed playing the guitar.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Marie Theresa (Kowalchick) Hoak on October 3, 2020, a son Gary Hoak, a brother Harold Hoak, a sister-in-law Arlene Hoak, and a brother-in-law William Kowalchick.

Don is survived by four sons: Greg (Lisa) Hoak, Gerald Hoak, Glenn (Karen) Hoak, and Gil (Patricia) Hoak; a daughter Gina McGinley; a daughter-in-law Sharon Hoak; 10 grandchildren: Greg Jr. (Leah), Luke (Ashley), Kelly (Charlie), Allison (Nick), Jason (Maggie), Madison, Neena, Carly, Jillian, and Megan; 6 great-grandchildren: Ava, Aubrey, Addison, Cole, Finley, Della; a brother Leonard Hoak; two sisters-in-law Shirley Hasenauer and Cynthia Hoak; and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon at 11AM on Tuesday February 27th, with Deacon John Setlock officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday morning from 10-11AM at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be held in the Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery in Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hillside SPCA P.O. Box 233 Pottsville, PA17901

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February 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home
208 Pike Street
Port Carbon, PA 17965

Memorial Service
February 27, 2024

11:00 AM
Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home
208 Pike Street
Port Carbon, PA 17965

February 27, 2024

11:45 AM
Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery
Hillside Road
Pottsville, PA 17901


Hillside SPCA
P.O. Box 233, Pottsville PA 17901


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