Donald E. Lankerd, Jr., age 65, of Main St., Jamestown passed away Wednesday morning, January 3, 2024 in UPMC Hamot. He was born in Greenville on May 8, 1958 a son of Donald E., Sr. and Lucy A. (Russo) Lankerd.

He was a 1977 graduate of Greenville High School where he played football and on August 26, 1978 Don married the former Julia K. Maupin, she survives. He was employed as a bore scope operator at Salem Tube Inc. for over 30 years. He was an amateur radio operator “WU3D”, enjoyed oil painting, photography, watching Greenville High School football games, and truly enjoyed spending time with family.

In addition to his wife of 45 years, he is survived by a son, Jason Alabran and his wife Jen of Greenville; a sister, Maria Ludwig and her husband Rick of Greenville; three grandchildren, one great grandchild, and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

As per Don's wishes, cremation was chosen and there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Boulevard, Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.



  1. Jody n Gina Matter Jody n Gina Matter
    January 5, 2024    

    Rest in peace you will be dearly missed hugs and prayers to the entire family. Love you man.

  2. Mike Castiglione Mike Castiglione
    January 5, 2024    

    Rest in peace Don. I have nothing but fond memories of you from when the families used to get together.

  3. Barb Allen Barb Allen
    January 5, 2024    

    Julia, I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Both of you were forever sweethearts. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  4. Barb Allen Barb Allen
    January 5, 2024    

    I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You two always reminded me of Forever Sweethearts. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers

  5. Brynne and Jeff Furia Brynne and Jeff Furia
    January 5, 2024    

    Maria, Rick and your family, we are so sorry for your loss. May all the memories you shared bring you comfort in the days ahead. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Rhonda Hostetter Rhonda Hostetter
    January 6, 2024    

    Sending thoughts and prayers to all of the family. I will cherish the memories I have and so glad I got to see you in 2018. RIP Junior. Rhonda (Matter) Hostetter. ❤️

  7. Vicki Coxson Vicki Coxson
    January 6, 2024    

    Julie, I am so sorry for your loss! My condolences to you and your family!

  8. Pam Slater Pam Slater
    January 6, 2024    

    Rest in peace Don. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  9. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 7, 2024    

    I’m sorry for your loss.Don was a great man .Prayers to the whole family.
    God promised there will be no more sickness and sadness.He deserves them promises.

  10. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 7, 2024    

    We are so sorry to hear of Don passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time . Brian and Cathy Weaver

  11. Elaine Burns Elaine Burns
    January 8, 2024    

    Julia & Family,
    Yours was a friendship that I admired. Don was so talented with his paintings. Thinking of you. With Sympathy

  12. Gregory G Greenlee Gregory G Greenlee
    January 9, 2024    

    Julie, Rick, Maria, and family My deepest sympathy goes out to your family during this time.. I’ve known Don since we went to school together and rode the same bus from grade school all the way through High School.. keeping you all in my prayers as you go through this difficult time

  13. Melane Humphrey -Glenn Melane Humphrey -Glenn
    January 9, 2024    

    Maria and family. My deepest sympathy on the passing of Don. You are in my thoughts and prayers. (Boyers)

  14. Elaine Diefenderfer Hodge Elaine Diefenderfer Hodge
    January 14, 2024    

    So very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Praying that the Lord will help all the family and friends through this time of sorrow.
    My deepest sympathy.

    Elaine Diefenderfer Hodge

  15. Bunmi Bunmi
    January 18, 2024    

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your family member dear to you, Donald E. Lankerd. My heartfelt sympathy goes to your entire family during this difficult time. But it is heartwarming to learn that God feels for you and he longs for the time when he will bring back to life your loved ones sleeping in death according to John 5:28,29. Meanwhile, may the God of all comfort be able to comfort your entire family.

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