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Donna R. Truman

May 16, 1932 — August 4, 2019

Olean – Donna Rae Dunn Truman     "No Caption, Thank You"

            Donna Rae Truman, of 103 West Highland Avenue, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Olean General Hospital, following a brief illness, with family and friends by her side.

            Donna was born on May 16, 1932 in Salamanca and was a daughter of Hugh and Ester Smith Dunn.  On October 10, 1953, in Salamanca, she married her husband of 66 years, Jack A. Truman, who predeceased her on May 9, 2014.

            Donna graduated from Salamanca High School.  She was a dedicated waitress for 31 years at a few local restaurants.  Donna was a member of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels.  She enjoyed going to lunch with her luncheons girls and playing slots.  Donna had the gift of gab.  She was always smiling, loving and made people's day better.  Donna loved traveling with her husband, Jack and people.

            Donna is survived by; 2 children, Gary (Gus) Truman and Ann (Vinnie Marra) Truman both of Olean; 5 grandchildren, Dennis (Colleen) Truman, Jared "Bone" Truman, Jason "Smitty" Smith, Josh "J.D." Marra, and Anthony Marra; 5 great grandchildren; 4 siblings, Hugh Dunne and  MaryLou (Jim) Smith both of Salamanca, Jeanie (Butch) Poole of Jamestown, and Jack "Buddy" (Dorothy) Dunn of Florida; a brother-in-law, Tom Wachter of Salamanca; life-long friends, Sharon and Rena; and special neighbors, Tammy and Pete.

            Along with her loving husband, Donna was predeceased by a sister, Carol Wachter and a sister-in-law, MaryAnn Dunne.

            At Donna's request, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean.  Online condolences may be made at

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