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Donald T. Deist

January 19, 1931 — April 26, 2020

Donald T Deist, 89, of Leesport, passed away on  April 26, 2020 at Berks Heim surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 19, 1931 to the late Paul and Kathryn (Shoener) Deist in Reading, PA. He was a graduate of  Muhlenberg High School . Donald was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by MET ED as a meter reader before his retirement. He was the husband of  Patricia C. (Turner) Deist with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.

Donald was a member of the 148th Fighter Squadron, was an animal lover and also had a passion for cars. He collected so many different vehicles that at one point was almost required to obtain a Dealers License.

Donald is survived by his loving daughter, Donna D. Torres wife of Mariano Jr., Granddaughter, Caitlyn LaSota wife of Dane; great grandchildren, Elias and Eden LaSota and the family dog, Coco.

He is predeceased by one brother, Robert P. Deist and a sister, Ardell J. Griswold.

Due to the current health concerns, the family will have a memorial service announced at a later date. Interment will follow at Charles Evans Cemetery.

Funeral Services are in the care of Milkins Trymbiski Funeral Home, 4914 Kutztown Road, Temple PA 19560.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's name may be made to St. Jude by mail to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at

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