Donald B. Kershaw, age 89, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020. His wit and humor made him loved by all who knew him, and he was tirelessly committed to his family. He was born in Trainer, PA and was the son to the late Bessie (Bradley) and Andrew Ernest Kershaw. He was an Air Force veteran serving as a Staff Sergeant from 1951-1954. He worked for DuPont in the textile manufacturing division at the Chestnut Run facility for over 25 years. He was also a member of the Circle Four Square Dance Club for over 20 years.
Don loved playing baseball and his talent took him all the way to a semi-pro team. He shared his love of baseball with his three sons and coached their teams from little league up through Babe Ruth league. After retiring from DuPont, he worked for many years at various golf courses in the area and thoroughly enjoyed golfing with his sons and his “golf buddies”. His last position was at Delcastle Golf Club where he was affectionately known as “Donnie”.
He is survived by 4 children, Kenneth, Donna Trincia, Bruce (Paula) and Scott (Kitty); a sister Helen (Kershaw) Pietras; his “Magnificent 7” grandchildren, Christopher (Alice) Rausch, Carla (David) Nieser, Bryce (Elisa) Kershaw, Kevin (Julie) Kershaw, Michelle (Shaun) Askin, Samantha (Dan) Hartnett, and Keri (Luke) Molin and 4 great grandchildren, Abigail and Caroline Rausch; and Ella Marie and Claire Jean Kershaw. Don was also preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Joyce (Palmer) Kershaw; his daughter, Karen Kershaw; his granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Trincia and his brother, Jack Kershaw.
A viewing will be held at the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. Dupont Highway, New Castle on Wednesday, January 15 from 10-11 am, where a service will follow at 11. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Don’s name to Alzheimer’s Assoc. Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.