Donald J. Nuss, 89, of Bechtelsville, Pa. passed away February 16, 2023 in his residence surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Pavie) Nuss, married for 62 years. Born in Norristown, PA, Donald was the son of Blanche and Milton Nuss. He was a graduate of Norristown High School, class of 1951.
Donald served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. Stationed in Germany during the Korean war, he worked as a heavy machinery technician, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.
Upon his return from service he continued his career as an electrical technician and motor repairman working for Coleman/Schmidt, ABC Automotive and Amchem Products.
In 1989 Donald relocated to Lake Wallenpaupack in the Poconos with his wife Barbara, where he continued his career as the transportation coordinator for the Deverux Foundation until retiring in 1999.
Donald enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, model railroading, and gardening. He loved wood working/crafting, free style painting on slates and canvas as well as refinishing antique trunks.
What was most important to him and gave him the most pleasure was spending time with his loving family, who often turned to him for advice and words of wisdom.
He is survived by his children, Thomas Nuss, husband of Karen of Harleysville, PA; Debra Foster, wife of Christopher of Downingtown, PA; Cheryl Sacco, wife of Marc of East Greenville, PA; John Nuss, husband of Bobbi of Schwenksville, PA. Also surviving are granddaughters, Jaclyn Nothstein, Carissa Foster, Kayla Foster, Jana Nuss and Holli Nuss; and grandsons, Cole Sacco and Mason Sacco and one great-grandson, Alexander Nothstein. Donald is also survived by his brother Milton Nuss and wife, Barbara C., and in addition to many nieces and nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Myrtle (Nuss) Hart and her husband, Horrocks and a brother, Lawrence and his wife, Bernice, and great nephew Steven Nuss.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Donald's honor on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at Calvary UCC in Barto, PA. Service and reflections at 11 am, followed by a luncheon.