Donna Lee Cook

April 21, 1927August 10, 2018

Donna Lee Cook, 91 years young, a current resident of Masonic Village, went home to be with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, August 10, 2018. She was born April 21, 1927 at home in Bridgewater, PA, daughter of the late Chester and Thelma (Stern) Courtney. She was a woman of true beauty and grace who witnessed of her faith by the unassuming life that she lived. She lived life through faith, family and fashion. Donna was an entrepreneur ahead of her time. With a keen sense of fashion, coupled with determination and hard work, she was fortunate and blessed to own and operate her own clothing retail stores in Beaver Falls and later Sewickley for over 40 years. Her fashion stores were known as Temptations by Donna Lee. Donna was member of Christ Church Sewickley. She had a compassionate and generous heart for missions. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her brother: Jack Courtney. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law: Frederic Cook, Pittsburgh; Jeffery (Renay) Cook, Williamsburg, MI; Timothy (Kimberlee) Cook, West Wayzata, MI; and Robin (Suzanne) Cook, Ann Arbor, MI; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Christ Church at Grove Farm, 249 Duff Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143 Private interment arrangements were by the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. A Memorial Service will be scheduled for a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to: International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, On line condolences may be offered at


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Liz Rankin

August 20, 2018

I knew Donna through our church, Christ Church at Grove Farm. We were in a home group together (small group Bible study) for about 6 months which she hosted in her home, when she lived in an apartment in Sewickley. She was always a lovely and gracious hostess, and I would often stay at her encouragement after everyone else had left. We shared a lot about our lives and she and I had similar childhoods. She was always tender, sympathetic and just kind, and such a good listener. I shall always cherish those memories of her investing time and energy into my spiritual growth.

Elsie MacKenzie

August 19, 2018

Donna Lee was a true friend. She helped me get eastern clothes after living in jean country!

She had the gift of listening and we found we were sisters in Christ!

Two weeks before she went to be with the Lord, we laughed and laughed on the phone about the foibles of aging.

I will deeply miss her. This verse was true of our friendship : as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Anita Moulton

August 18, 2018

My sincere condolences to the entire family. I went looking for Donna Lee and she was gone....
She was a very dear friend and will be missed tremendously. I thank God for her life and the lives she touched including myself with her love, laughter and wisdom. She taught me so much in the 16 years I knew her, she was my prayer partner. I am so blessed to have known such an amazing woman of God.
May her soul rest in Perfect Peace.

Leslie Fleming

August 13, 2018

To my 4 cousins and their families and all the loved one of my Aunt Donna Lee:

My sincere expression of sympathy to you on the passing of your mom/grandmother. She was my only aunt—always very loving and positive. I have vivid memories of her brushing my hair, oh so gently, when I was a little girl. “Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they Rest In Peace.”

Your cousin, Leslie

Eleanor Courtney

August 13, 2018

With my personal grief I offer my sympathy to Donna Lee’s sons. Your mother and I were good friends for over 75 years. Please call me. Eleanor Courtney 724-774-5828.

Joyce Boens

August 12, 2018

I worked with Donna Lee as her bookkeeper when Temptations was located in Sewickley.

She was a remarkable woman - always fastidious in her appearance and always faithful to her Lord.

I am blessed to have known Donna Lee for all those years.

My sincere condolences to her family.

Esyher Kolich

August 12, 2018

To Donna Lee's Family

Will always remember my wonderful friend Donna Lee who employed me in her retail business, with our
45 year relationship becoming like family to each other. Can never forget her.

Nancy (Hood) Boland

August 12, 2018

Robin and family,

My love and prayers to all during this time of sadness and reflection. Your mom was truly one of the great Beaver gals from a great generation.

Much love,