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Donald R. Kough

September 1, 1944 ~ September 16, 2019 (age 75)


Donald R. Kough, 75, of Ford City, died Monday, September 16, 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born September 1, 1944, in Cleveland, OH.

A veteran of the U.S. Marines, he served in the Vietnam War.  Mr. Kough attended the First Baptist Church of Ford City.  He was employed as a coal miner, and worked for CONSOL Coal in the Emily Mine.  He was a member of the UMWA and the V.A.  He enjoyed reading, watching movies, doing jigsaw puzzles, playing with his grandchildren, and sitting on his swing.

He is survived by his mother, Edna (Shaffer) Kough; his wife, Diane (Flanders) Kough; three children, Brandon Kough of Bakersfield, CA, Kellie Kough of Ford City, and Kristin Kough of Ford City; his grandchildren, Benjamin, Kian, and Kara Kough, brothers, Christopher (Anna) Kough of Indiana, Dennis (Karen) Kough of Elderton; sisters, Ruth (Frank) Cole of Sarver, and Mary Ann Evans of FL; and a half brother, Gary (Debbie) Rowe.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Kough; a sister, Freda Smith; and a brother, Robert Kough.

Services will be held privately.  Arrangements are under the care of Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City.  To send an online condolence, please visit

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