Donald Hess Sr.

Obituary of Donald F. Hess Sr.

Rochester- Monday April 8, 2024 at the age of 86, Predeceased by his parents, Charles F. Hess Jr. and Adeline Hess; brother, Charles F. Hess III; Don is survived by his daughter, Janet Hess; sons, Donald F. (Lisa) Hess Jr., Joseph (Patti) Hess, sister, Jane (Curt) Bonser; sister-in-law, Betty Hess along with 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; 2 nephews and a niece.

Don was born in Mansfield, PA and graduated from Boston University School of Sacred Theology. Don was an ordained Methodist Minister in Bethel, ME until he left the ministry to pursue a career in the human resources field. Don retired from Harvey's Resort Hotel and Casino in 1993 and retired to spend his remaining years in Liberty, PA.

Don built his own home, Camp Hessmuk where he lived peacefully with his beloved dogs Bully, Zookie, Okie and Snert. Don's super-power was fishing. Don was known to his children as "The Old Master" due to his ability to catch fish that no one else could. He also earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 50.

A private gathering for family and friends will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sebring Grange #1047, 1065 Bloss Mt Rd, Liberty, PA 16930 or We Rate Dogs, 15/10 Foundation,