Donald J. Vite, 59, of Penn Run, formerly of Rossiter, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Vite was born Sept. 11, 1953, in Rossiter, a son of Donald J. Vite and Kathryn (Williams) Vite, who survive, of Indiana.
Sept. 18, 1976, Donald married his wife, Lorna R. (Hunter) Vite, who survives, of Penn Run.
He was a truck driver for 32 years for various companies, including his father's company, Donald J. Vite Trucking.
He most recently drove for New Century Transportation, where he was lead driver teaching the job to younger drivers.
He and Lorna loved camping and bought Yellow Creek Campground in 2009.
Don made many friends through the campground and touched many lives.
In addition to his wife, Lorna, surviving relatives include a son, Jacob C. Vite and girlfriend Nichole Hopkins of Indiana; two daughters, Lindsay R. Merrow and husband Kevin of Punxsutawney and Carrie E. Bishop and husband Reggie of Rossiter; two brothers, Gregory Vite and wife Janet of Titusville, N.J., and Daniel Vite and wife Danielle of Punxsutawney; a sister, Susan Vite of Indiana; three grandchildren, Chloe Bishop, Jude Bishop and Finley Merrow, who affectionately called him "Pootieâ€ť; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the funeral home with Rev. Walter Misner officiating.
Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Rossiter.
Donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Indiana, Hospital Road, Indiana, PA 15701.
Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.