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Donald L. McFarland

June 13, 1932 ~ April 24, 2019 (age 86)


Donald Lee McFarland, 86, originally of Everett, PA, also of Indian Lake, PA since 1975, passed at home peacefully on April 24, 2019 with loved ones by his side. Beloved husband of the late Jacqualine (Yoder) McFarland and partner in love and life to the late Carol (Cipa) Michael. Loving father of the late Dr. Jerry Lee (Amy Galloway (Stephane Calveau)) McFarland and the late Ginger S. McFarland. Devoted stepfather of Kelly Moy (the late Danny Moy/ Todd Smith), Patrick Austin, & Shannon Gonzalez. Extremely proud grandfather of Christian Lee and Jared Lee McFarland, Kana Moy (Tiffany), Brandy Moy Rozewicz (Jeremy), the late Cody Moy, Gavin Ross, Brandon and Dylan Emeigh, and Ireland Gonzalez. Also, very proud great grandfather to Aliya and Audrey Moy and Danica Rozewicz. Brother-in-law (and billiard buddy) to Paul Cipa (Jo) and Gary Cipa (Sue). Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Throughout his younger years, Don was affectionately referred to as “Mickey McFarland”; he was a basketball all-star on the Everett Warriors (Bedford County’s most successful playoff basketball team) graduating in 1949, and held many records including single game scoring and season scoring for several decades. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1951-1955 as a corporal in the Korean War (503rd airborne infantry regiment, 11th airborne division). After returning from service, he built the Penn-Aire Motel (at the Breezewood exit off of the Pennsylvania turnpike), which he owned and operated for the next two decades. In 1975, he retired to Indian Lake, PA, where he met Carol and they became co-owners of Indian Lake Realty and later Exclusive Properties. Don loved his family above all else but he was also extremely proud to be a Republican, and very passionate about his country, sports (particularly Pittsburgh teams), NASCAR, spending time outdoors (particularly at the lake), and serving as President of Superior Motels. “To live on in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die.” Don will be dearly loved forever and missed by all. Rest easy Poppo (#1GP). We will carry you in our hearts until we are all together again.

The family would like to thank the Windber Hospice for the excellent care provided at home.

Arrangements by Akers Funeral Home, Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA 15537.  Online condolences at

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