Donald K Dease

January 6, 1958April 25, 2021

Donald K. Dease, 63, of Reading passed away Sunday April 25, 2021 in Tower Health Reading Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Terriann (Abel) Dease. Don was born in Reading on January 6, 1958 a son of William Zawaski and the late Gladys (Chamuras) Zawaski. He was employed by Jet Plate Inc. as a foreman for 43 years last working 4-24-21. Don liked to watch Hallmark Christmas movies and enjoyed portraying Santa Claus at the holidays which enlightened many families. He was a Nascar fan, a collector of Hot Wheels, avid Eagles Fan, scouted at flea markets and dining out at his favorite breakfast restaurants. Don especially enjoyed restoring his '48 Chevy and loved spending time with his family and friends. Also surviving are his children; Shawn W. and his wife Sara M. Dease, Nicole A. and her husband Todd E. Swalm, Jr., Alyssa M. and her husband Jack Glessner, Jaime L. and her wife Kerri Tice-Manfredi, Terence A. Tice, siblings; Bonnie Sedoti, Robin Aletras, Troy, Mark, Scott Dease, Jenny Zawaski, 8 grandchildren; Victoria, Angelynn, Paris, Haileigh and her husband Jusser, Jaimeson, Jack-Llyn, Damien, Brennan and one great granddaughter, Avalyn. Donald was predeceased by his brother, Randy Dease and granddaughter, Alexus C. Swalm. A graveside service will be Saturday May 1, 2021 at 12 noon in Forest Hills Memorial Park. Those attending, please meet at the entrance to the cemetery. Auman's Inc Funeral Home, Reiffton is honored to serve the family.


  • Terriann Dease, Wife
  • William Zawaski, Father
  • Gladys Zawaski, Mother (deceased)
  • Shawn W Dease, Son
  • Sara M Dease, Daughter-in-law
  • Nicole A Swalm, Daughter
  • Todd E Swalm Jr, Son-in-law
  • Alyssa M Glessner, Daughter
  • Jack Glessner, Son-in-law
  • Jaime L Tice-Manfredi, Daughter
  • Kerri Tice-Manfredi, Daughter-in-law
  • Terence A Tice, Son
  • Bonnie Sedoti, Sister
  • Robin Aletras, Sister
  • Troy Dease, Brother
  • Mark Dease, Brother
  • Scott Dease, Brother
  • Randy Dease, Brother (deceased)
  • Jenny Zawaski, Sister
  • Victoria, Grandchild
  • Angelynn, Grandchild
  • Paris, Grandchild
  • Haileigh, Grandchild
  • Jaimeson, Grandchild
  • Jack-Llyn, Grandchild
  • Damien, Grandchild
  • Brennan, Grandchild
  • Avalyn, Great Granddaughter
  • Alexus C Swalm, Grandaughter (deceased)


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 1, 2021


Donald K Dease

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Gregory & Darlene Smith

April 30, 2021

We only spent a few times with Don since our daughter began dating and eventually marrying his son Shawn but one thing that was evident was his love of his children, Shawn and Nicole. Don’s love ❤️ of his mother was even more evident at Sara and Shawn’s wedding which she was unable to attend. I know Don will be missed immensely by Terri, Nicole, Shawn, step children Jamie, Alyssa, Terrance and the rest of the Dease/Zawaski families. I also want to thank Don for being so good to my daughter, Sara who came to love him as another “Father”. Hang tough Shawn, you got that big heart from your parent’s!