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Donald M. MacIsaac, 90, peacefully passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Don was born Sept. 15, 1928, to Archibald and Lydia McIsaac in Princeton, N.J.

He attended Princeton University and graduated from Syracuse University.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Robert; his daughter, Jennifer; his son, Bruce; and his stepsons Jeffery and Tim King.

Don is survived by his wife, Joyce; grandson Justin Wilkinson (Wendy); granddaughter Olivia MacIsaac; great-granddaughter Hannah Wilkinson; stepdaughter Sue Neufeld; stepson Todd Neufeld; brother Malcolm McIsaac; and nephew Robert McIsaac.

He was a retired professor emeritus at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an accomplished musician, writer and professional independent filmmaker.

He loved his family farm and homestead and its rich history dating to the 1840s.

Most of all, he loved his family, his devoted wife and partner, Joyce, and especially the newest addition, his precious great-granddaughter, Hannah. He suffered greatly the deaths of his children.

He was a good and kind man, a compassionate man, a brave man, and a compassionate and wise friend.

Don’s wife, Joyce, expresses her profound gratitude to VNA/Family Hospice of Indiana County. If you choose, please make memorial contributions to them.

There will be a memorial service for Don at 11 a.m. July 20 at Gilgal Church, Marion Center.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

Condolences for Don’s family and friends may be entered on the funeral home website at