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Obituary of Donald J. "DJ" Tatters, 31




Donald J. “DJ” Tatters, 31, of Philipsburg, died February 9, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.

Donald was born on July 3, 1986, in Philipsburg, a son of Donald A. Tatters, who preceded him in death and Sheryl L. (Zimbro) Pritchard and her husband, (Donald’s step-father), Terry F. Pritchard.

Donald is also survived by his fiancée, Rachael L. Veliky, twin children, Melody B. and Ryan P. Tatters and two daughters, Jordyn A. and Charlotte L. Mantz, who all survive at home; a sister, Brenda G. Reader and her husband, Jason D. Reader, of Houtzdale; a brother, Bryan J. Tatters, of Philipsburg; a nephew, Dominic A. Reader, of Houtzdale; Rachael’s sister, Estelle Bowman and her husband, William H. Bowman, III and their sons, William Bowman, IV and Parker R. Velicky, all of Osceola Mills; and Rachael’s brother, Jonathan Velicky, of Philipsburg.

He attended the Philipsburg – Osceola Area High School. Following high school, he had been employed as a general laborer.

He enjoyed several hobbies in his spare time; however, he was most notably known as an avid gamer.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg. There will be a Celebration of Life for family and close friends from 7:30 to 8:00 pm led by Alan and Amber Harris at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in “DJ’s” memory to the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg, Pa 16866.

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Name of Deceased

Donald J. "DJ" Tatters




Philipsburg, Pa

Date of Death


Funeral Home

Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, Philipsburg

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