Donna Jane Amer

Donna Jane Amer, 80, a current resident of Northumberland, and a former resident of Hughesville, passed away on July 13, 2019.

Donna was born on March 23, 1939, in Roaring Spring, Blair County, to Donald and Jane Bankert. At a young age she resided with her grandfather and grandmother, Leon and Kathryn Mentzer. She graduated from Morrisons Cove Senior High School (Martinsburg) in 1957, and later attended the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated as a registered nurse in 1960.

Donna and her husband, Dr. Charles (Pete) W. Amer II, met while they both attended the University of Pittsburgh and were then married in 1961. After leaving Pittsburgh, Donna and Pete moved to Fort Benning, Georgia; where Pete spent two years serving in the U.S. Army Dental Corps and Donna pursued her nursing career at the Saint Francis Hospital in Columbus. In 1963 Donna and Pete moved to Hughesville, where Pete built his dental practice and together they raised their three children. Unexpectedly in 1987, Pete passed away. Shortly afterwards, Donna happily resumed her nursing career and then eventually retired.

Donna is survived by her three children, Charles (Chip) W. Amer III (Denise), Laporte, Eric Amer, Nordmont, and Stacy Amer-Davis (Daniel), Fallbrook, Calif. Additionally, she is survived by five grandchildren, Charles (Hunter) W.H. Amer IV, McKenna Amer, Benjamin Davis, Amaya Davis, and Annabelle Davis. She is also survived by her three sisters, Mary Kay Plesha, Nevada, Janet Louise Pons/Johnson, Florida, and Anita Lee Mayer, Texas.

Donna was fortunate to share over 25 years with Kenny Poust (deceased), of Hughesville. Recently, Donna and Dr. Fred Amsler, Northumberland, shared their lives together and enjoyed traveling, golfing, attending Bucknell basketball games, dining and various other activities.

Donna was fortunate to travel the world, including trips to China, Africa (Morocco being her favorite destination of all), Europe, Canada, Soviet Union and South America. Throughout the years, she was involved in many community and civic activities, most of which supported her children and grandchildren. Donna was also a member of the Eagles Mere Country Club, a member of Lake Mokoma Association, the Laporte Women’s Club, and the Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis Association, and enjoyed many activities with family and friends.

The family has arranged for a private memorial and burial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 29, Mifflinburg, PA 17844.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.