O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Donna Marie Learn Dechow

Donna Marie Learn Dechow, 78, formerly of Salamanca, New York, died peacefully November 20, 2016 in Conroe, TX.

Born September 6, 1938 in Humphrey, New York, she was the daughter of the late Donald Terrance and Marie Ruth Oyer Learn. She was married to Donald R. Dechow Sr., who predeceased her.

She attended Ellicottville High School, graduating in 1956.

Donna had been employed with the New York State Mental Developmental Services, retiring after 30 years of service.

She was a member of the former St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Salamanca.

Surviving are: three sons, Steven (Marie) Dechow, Hamden, NY, Scott (Leslie) Dechow, Conroe, TX, Donald (Kevin) Dechow Jr., Leesburg, VA; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Russell Learn, Palm Springs, CA; a sister, Sandra Starr, St. Charles, MO; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Katherine “Kitty” Osgood, Bonnie Skaggs, and Rosalie Nosal.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Parish with Rev. Peter Napierkowski, pastor, as celebrant..

Local funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.