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Donald E. "River Rider" Messner

Obituary for Donald E. "River Rider" Messner

August 8, 2017


Donald E. "River Rider" Messner passed away on August 8, 2017 at the age of 70. Loving father of William Messner and step-father of Vu Nguyen and Son Nguyen; dear brother of Margaret Finchen and Peggy Torpey. Also survived by his 4 grandchildren. Don proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from U.S. Steel and was a member of Warriors' Watch Riders.

Relatives and friends are invited to Don's Life Celebration Sunday, August 13th, beginning at 1:00 p.m., followed by his Funeral Service, 4:00 p.m., at John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Phila. A committal service will take place on Wednesday, August 16th, at 10:00 a.m. at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd., Newtown, PA. The funeral procession will be leaving from John F. Givnish Funeral Home on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.

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10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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