Donald H. Musgrave

Born November 28, 1929

Donald H. Musgrave, 83, a lifelong resident of New Sewickley Township, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at his home. Donald was born November 28, 1929, son of the late Harold and Naomi (Freshcorn) Musgrave. He was a graduate of Rochester High School, Class of 1947. He then began employment with St. Joe Lead Company, Monaca as a Machinist Apprentice. Donald was inducted into the U.S. Army on October 11, 1951 and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge on October 10, 1953. Returning home, he continued working at St. Joe, which later became Horsehead Corporation. For a few years, Donald also worked at Babcock & Wilcox, Beaver Falls. Work associates will remember him as “Mussy”. In his leisure, Donald enjoyed working around his home and in his yard. For a number of years, he was a member of bowling leagues at Beaver Valley Bowl, Rochester and Baden Bowl. He was a member of New Sewickley Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years: Betty Jean (Wickham) Musgrave; one son and daughter-in-law: Jeffrey and Carey Musgrave, Renton, WA; three daughters and sons-in-law: Loretta Ann and Bill Bingham, Smyrna, SC; Colette Ann and Zachary Taylor, Hilton Head Island, SC; Diana and Glenn Mitchell, New Brighton; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one sister: Isabelle Guy, New Brighton. Friends will be received today from 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). His funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013 in the funeral home with The Reverend Daniel Callahan, officiating. Private interment will follow in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Garden of Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. Military Honors will be presented by members of the Beaver County Special Unit at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, in the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • Military Honors Friday, February 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2013

Donald H. Musgrave

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Adrienne Kushner

April 29, 2013

I am sorry it is too late. Mary Ellen is waiting.

February 19, 2013

Betty and family, so sorry for your loss. We will always remember the Measel reunion, when we all got together. You and your family are in our prayers. The Barto's in Arizona

Keith&Shirley Moore

February 8, 2013

Sorry to hear of the loss of your love one. May the Lord be with at this time of sorrow.

February 8, 2013

Betty Jean, your Donnie's smiling face and friendly wave that he gave every day I saw him getting the mail or driving up the road will surely be missed. He has gone to a much better place but that doesn't make it any easier as Jim and I both know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lisa and Jim Glies

Jeffrey Knaus

February 7, 2013

I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. Jeff, you, your sisters and mother all have my deepest sympathies. I know that he will be missed.

Shirley Robinson

February 6, 2013

Sorry to hear of Don's passing You have my Deepest Sympathy.
Sincerely yours,
Shirley Robinson

Shirley Robinson

February 6, 2013

Sorry to hear about Don's Passing You have my Deepest Sympathy

February 6, 2013

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on this terrible loss. Rajesh Ambigapathy, LK-B, CWRU '91