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Donald Bruce Pate, Jr.

Obituary for Donald Bruce Pate, Jr.

September 11, 1968 - January 21, 2020
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 51

Loving Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Grandson, Nephew and Friend


Donald Bruce Pate, Jr., 51, life-long resident of Avon Lake; loving husband of Susan (nee Rulli); beloved father of Donnie and Maya Pate; cherished son of Donald Sr. and Sally (nee Demko) Pate; brother of Kenneth Pate; grandson of Ruby Valentine; and nephew of many aunts and uncles. Don passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
Don was born September 11, 1968 in Broadview Heights, OH. In 1987, he graduated from Avon Lake High School. Don loved spending time vacationing, boating, and visiting the Lake Erie Islands. He was at his best when surrounded by family and friends. Don will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Don, Suzy, Donnie and Maya enjoyed many great adventures together. He was always up for a road trip or a visit to Disney World. His family will always have many fun memories of their times together.
Donald always cheered on his hometown sports teams and enjoyed coaching youth footballs teams.
Preceded in death are grandparents Frank and Kathryn Pelicano and grandfather Frank Valentine.
Memorial contributions may be made in Donald's name to the American Heart Association, 1375 E. 9th St., Suite 600, Cleveland, OH 44114.
Family will receive friends Friday. January 24th from 3 pm – 7 pm at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, January 25th at 10 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 33601 Detroit Rd., Avon. Father John Misenko will be officiating.

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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