Donnie R. Sites


Donnie R. Sites, age 58 of New Philadelphia, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Union Hospital at Dover, following a one-year battle with cancer.

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Donnie was the son of the late Donald and Gloria Barrick Sites and had worked in construction for a number of area companies prior to his illness.

Donnie is survived by his wife, Helen E. Sites, whom he married May 27, 2000; two daughters, Valerie (Clint) Burrow of Texas and Donielle Sites and her companion Kyle Devorace of New Philadelphia; a step-daughter, Danielle (Kyla) Smitley of Wayland; a son, Derek Sites of California; two sisters, Gloria Leathers of Mt. Calm, Texas and Janie Sites of Pennsylvania; three brothers, Melvin (Jackie) Myers of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, Bobby (Linda) Sites of Marysville, Pennsylvania and Donald Myers and his companion Valerie of Duncannon, Pennsylvania; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A sister, Violet Sites, and a brother-in-law, Buddy Leathers, also preceded Donnie in death.

In keeping with his wishes, Donnie is to be cremated through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory, and the family will conduct a memorial service at a later date.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Donnie by visiting the funeral home’s website at

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