Donna J. Birath

Donna J. Birath, 54, of Jamestown passed away unexpectedly Sunday (Feb. 17, 2013) in WCA Hospital.

A lifelong area resident she was born Nov. 12, 1958, in Salamanca, N.Y. the daughter of Harry and Lucille Seiffert Kaltenbach Jr.

Donna was a 1976 graduate of Falconer High School. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crafts, gardening and flowers. Donna loved her family and extended family. She cared for many children and loved them as if they were her own. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are her husband, Douglas R. Birath, whom she married Feb. 20, 1982, in Falconer; a daughter: Desiray (Jared) Corrigan; a son, Jeffrey (Tasha) Birath; five grandchildren: Jordan Corrigan, Mason Corrigan, Nevaeh Sperry, Sophia Miles and Atreyu Miles; her mother, Lucille Kaltenbach; four brothers: Fred (Chris) Kaltenbach, Harry (Nila) Kaltenbach, Kenneth Kaltenbach and Phillip Kaltenbach; a sister, Joyce (John) Peterson; her mother-in-law: Alma Birath, her father-in-law: Albert Birath, and her sister-in-law Kim (Bob) Walsh.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harry F. Kaltenbach Jr., who died March 15, 2004.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in the Levant Wesleyan Church, Falconer. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the memorial service in the church.

Memorials may be made to the Levant Wesleyan Church 1670 Lindquist Drive, Falconer, NY 14733, and the Fluvanna Fire Department 3536 Fluvanna Ave., Extension, Jamestown, NY 14701.

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