Donald A. Tatters Wednesday, January 30, 1957 - Sunday, March 12, 2017

Donald A. Tatters, 60, of Philipsburg, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Penn Highlands Clearfield. Born January 30, 1957 in Philipsburg, he was the son of the late Donald R. & Olive F. (Swanson) Tatters. Don was a graduate of Philipsburg Osceola High School and was affiliated with the Methodist faith. He worked in maintenance for Chester Hill Borough and Philipsburg Borough, until his retirement. Don was a member of the Philipsburg Am Vets Post 159, enjoyed roller skating and was an avid NASCAR fan. Don is survived by his companion Darlene Rowles of Philipsburg; two sons DJ Tatters and Brian Tatters, both of Philipsburg; a daughter Brenda Reader and her husband Jason of Houtzdale; a brother Terry Swanson and his wife Peggy of Houtzdale; three sisters Veronica Keith and her husband James of Bigler, Doris Ann Saggese and her husband Michael of Philipsburg and Martha Risbon and her husband Jeffery of Philipsburg; 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. A memorial service will be held at the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, 228 N. Centre St. Philipsburg, on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2pm. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 1 to 2pm. Burial will be in the Philipsburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Don’s memory may be made to the Florence Jean Verbeck Cancer Foundation, Philipsburg, PA 16866 or to One Less Tear/The Navasky Foundation for Life, PO Box 356, Philipsburg, PA 16866. Online condolences to the family may be made at

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Seeing Donny's name brought back many fond memories of Saturdays at the skating rink. He actually helped me to learn to skate backwards! I am truly sorry to read of his passing. 

Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers for Donny. He was one of our family and a very good friend and co worker of our son. We really miss him..God bless you Donny.

So sorry to hear about this.  I too remember Donnie from the skating rink days.  He sure was "hell on wheels!" He was a good man who was ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  Rest in Peace Donnie!

So sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. Prayers going out to all his loved ones.

I am so sorry for your loss.  When I was younger , there isn't a childhood memory that doesn't have Donnie in it as I spent every waking moment at the skating rink!  He taught me every trick I knew on skates and he always made every child feel so important!  Oh the stories I could tell!  I remember how he kept us all going during the skate a thon! Watching him on skates was pure magic! He  truly had one of the kindest, most gentlest souls I had ever known and the world just lost one of it's brightest lights.  I for one will miss him.  My deepest condolences to all who loved him, knew him and who will grieve the loss of such a special person.  May God Bless you all at this time.  Fly high my friend.  Rest Easy.  Till we meet again.

So sorry to hear about this, Donnie and I shared a lot of laughs and of course he taught me how to roller skate! If I look hard enough I'd be able to find the wide blue skate wheels on my roller skates that I bought off of him many years ago. Rest easy my friend! 

Prayers for all of his family and friends!