Donald William Born

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Donald William Born

December 18, 1950 - September 06, 2018

Donald William Born, 67, of Hammond Road community, died Thursday (Sept. 6, 2018) at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 18, 1950 in Elkins, a son of Sara Fuqua and the late Donald Dale Born. He is survived by his wife, Liz Petrucci Born.
Don was a 1968 graduate of East Fairmont High School and attended West Virginia University before and after enlisting in the U.S. Navy. During his four years of military service, he was a cryptological communications technician based in Guam and Adak, Alaska during Vietnam.
Don was an avid reader and outdoorsmen. He enjoyed lawn work, gardening, grilling and shooting. He loved listening to music and watching both WVU sports and Steelers football. Don especially enjoyed his years as a construction worker for Petrucci Brothers, Inc. before retiring in 2013.
In addition to his mother, Sara Fuqua of Morgantown, and his wife Liz Born of Fairmont, he is survived by his daughter Molly Born of Williamson, Mingo County, WV, and his brothers David and his wife Beverly Born of Fairmont, and Doug Born of Fairmont, as well as many nieces and nephews.
In following with Don's wishes, the family has chosen cremation services to take place. A private family committal service will be held at a later date at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown, WV where full military rites will be held by the Marion County Veterans Council. The family has entrusted Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont with the services. Online condolences may be made to
Published on September 8, 2018
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Marmi Pintoff
Sep 11, 2018
Liz and Molly, I just read about Don passing away. I'm so sorry to hear this. You will be in my prayers, that God will be with during this dtfficult time. If there's anything I can do, please let me know.
Beckie Rennie Fravel
Sep 11, 2018
Dearest Liz and family,
My heart was broken to read of Don's passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Ben Adducchio
Sep 09, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Born family. He was a very kind man and welcoming to me whenever I saw him.
Robert and Janet Boring
Sep 09, 2018
Liz and Molly, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time. May you all be blessed with the Lord's presences of peace and comfort.
Brenda Tomsovic
Sep 09, 2018
Remembering you and your family in this time of sorrow. Prayers🙏🙏🙏
Tracie Mauriello
Sep 09, 2018
I never met Mr. Born but I know he must have been a good man to have raised a daughter like Molly. Peace.
Tina Akers Brown
Sep 09, 2018
Liz and Molly,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Don. He will be missed by all that we’re blessed to have known him. We are Praying for you and your family. Tina
Barbara Carpenter
Sep 09, 2018
Liz and Molly, keeping you in my prayers.
Kim (Lacy) Williams
Sep 09, 2018
David and Doug, I am truly sorry to hear about your brother. Your families are in my prayers
Cheryl Collins Powell
Sep 09, 2018
Liz, I was so sorry to hear this, please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.