On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Donald “Duck” Gause of Monaca passed away peacefully after courageously battling with an illness.
Donald is the son of the late Kathryn and Donald Gause. He was also preceded in death by his only sister and brother-in-law, Janet (Dean) Shaffer.
Duck leaves behind his beloved son, Dr. Trent (Patty) Gause and their children, Dr. Trent II (Nicole) Gause. Duck was excited to have recently learned that the family was expecting another addition this summer. He was becoming a great grandfather to Trenton Gause III and continuing their legacy. A second marriage allowed the expansion of his love for family which included three more surviving grandchildren: Dayna (George) Nichol, Danny (Lauri) Colville, and Shayla Colville along with their children: Taylor, Phillip and George Nichol and Bree and Kaden Colville.
Eventually, his life path led him to his current happiness and wife Helen (Rossi) Gause. Helen and Duck have spent the majority of their lives together and yet again, expanded their blended families. With Helen, Duck is survived by three step children: Guy (Heather) Rossi, David Rossi, and Brandy Rossi Tesnovich and grandchildren: Devin Tesnovich, Ryan and Brett Rossi. He is also survived by a niece, Linda Su Shaffer and nephew Wade (Shawna) Shaffer. Duck is also lovingly remembered by numerous family and friends whose life he has touched throughout the years. He was born and raised in Aliquippa and was very involved in the community where he was the co-founder and manager of the Aliquippa Baseball League. Duck also served as past Vice President of the Monaca Legion Post # 580 and was a long-time member of the SOI. Duck served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After serving in the military, he worked for the US Post Office and retired after 39 years of service. He also was a retired Hopewell and Aliquippa School District bus driver.
Friends will be received on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, followed by a funeral service on Friday at 10:00 am with full military honors performed by the Beaver County Special Unit.
Inurnment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.
Please adhere to CDC guidelines of mask wearing and social distancing.
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