Donald E. Cicero went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2021 at the Bonham Nursing Home, where he resided for one month.
Don was born in Somerville, New Jersey to the late Albert and Julia (Miller) Cicero. He graduated from Somerville High School in 1959, and then was a heavy equipment operator at the Chimney Rock Quarry in Bound Brook, New Jersey for 20 years. He often said that his favorite co-workers were Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble. After moving to Pennsylvania in 1978, Don worked for the Millville School District until his retirement in 2003.
Don was an avid outdoorsman, active in fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Heckman Hunting Club, and served as secretary/treasure for many years. Fishing in Canada and upstate New York and hunting in the Adirondacks were among his favorite vacations. However, he got the 16-point trophy white-tail buck that he was so proud of less than two miles from his home in Pine Township. He loved just spending time in the woods watching the wildlife and their antics. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and was a National Rife Association Certified Firearms Safety Instructor.
Don was a technician class amateur radio operator, with a call sign of KB3UIK, and a member of Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club for several years. Don was also a member of Dietrick Lamade Lodge 755, Williamsport, PA as a third degree Free and Accepted Master Mason.
Don is survived by his wife of 57 years the former Shirley Hamilton; two sons, Donald A. (Jewel) of Dushore, PA, and Mike of Riverside, PA; one daughter Trish Ruland of Glens Falls, NY; five grandchildren: Cody Heckman of Fort Ann, NY, Jenna Smith (Ray) of Chestertown, NY, Sarah, Charlie, and Emily Cicero of Chambersburg, PA; one great-granddaughter Ellie-May Smith of Chestertown, NY; one brother Alan of Nazareth, PA; numerous cousins, including Lisa Terre of Millville, PA and Kurt Miller of Boston, MA and one very special furry companion Jasper. He will be missed by all.
Don had a great love for dogs and he was preceded by two extraordinary dogs: Jake, a German Shorthaired Pointer, and Porter a Norwegian Elkhound. They will be waiting for him in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be sent to Millville Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 80, Millville, PA, 17846 or Unityville Volunteer Fire Company, 6187 PA-42, Unityville, PA 17774.
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