Donald W. Korynta

11/17/1940 - 01/19/2020

Obituary for Donald W. Korynta

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather has gone to a more celestial place. He was 79.
Recitation of the rosary will be held 6:00 PM, Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Estacada Funeral Chapel followed by a funeral mass 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Burial will be at George Pioneer Cemetery.
Donald was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota on very snowy day November 17, 1940. Don loved farming, at age 5, his family moved to town. At age 7, he worked on his uncles farm driving tractors and trucks because he didn’t need a license then. He also pitched hay. He married Sharon in 1960 in Grand Forks and moved to Estacada in 1964 where they raised their 4 children and had a small farm. For 28 years, Don worked for Safeway stores as a baker.
He was an avid race car fan and drove a stock car on the Grand Forks Race Track. He loved camping and fishing at Lost Lake.
Survivors include is wife, Sharon; children, Denise (Pat) Roshak, Dan (Brandy) Korynta, Darrin Korynta, Sheila (Ray) Rask; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
He will be very missed by all.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.



Funeral Service

11:00 AM
St. Aloysius Catholic Church
192 NW 3rd Ave
Estacada, OR 97023
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Condolences from the family of Delores and Christi, daughter and granddaughter of Dorothy. Uncle Donny will be missed and never forgotten. My most vivid memory of Uncle Donny was his belt buckle that held silver dollars. He would give me silver dollars/half dollars? when he came to Grandma Dorothy's house and I just thought he was the best uncle ever. Mom says she always remembers that he was her mom's little brother and he was always nice and sweet to her. To one of the sweetest uncles ever...hugs and kisses to all of you and Aunt Sharon.
- Christine Aqel
My deepest sympathy to the Korynta family. Even though its been many years since we have spent time together, I have many fond memories of our camping trips to Glacier National Park and your visits to Grand Forks. Don will be greatly missed! I remember his ability to cut through the bullshit and his contagious laugh.
- James Cronin

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