Donald Ray Boarts, 81, of Kittanning, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Saturday, March 14, 2020. He was born on March 11, 1939 in Kittanning to Ray Boarts and June (Schrecengost) Kunkle. He was a proud member of the U.S. Army, serving from 1962 to 1968. He spent the majority of his life working as an autobody repairman. He enjoyed most of his free time working in the garage on his vehicles, watching NASCAR, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family. On March 12, 1966 he married his loving wife, Dorothy (Clever) Boarts of Kittanning. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Cheryl (husband, William) Meisenholder, of Florida; sons, Mark Boarts and Ray Boarts, both of Kittanning; brothers and sisters, Gerald (wife, Carol) Boarts, of Crestline, Ohio, Richard Boarts (girlfriend, Patty), of Cadogan, Sis (husband, Bob) Adams, of Kittanning, and LaWanna Rehak, of Ford City; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Robin Boarts; son, Michael Boarts; and most recently, his son, David Boarts. Per the family's wishes they have decided to cancel the viewing for this evening. Viewing will now be Thursday from 10:00am until funeral services at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.
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