March 21, 1938-Nov. 17, 2023
Donald James Quinto, 85, passed away on Nov. 17, 2023, in St George, Utah. He was born on March 21, 1938, in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth T. Palladino and Vincenzo J Quinto. Donald left Connellsville after high school and joined his family who had relocated to Maywood, California, in search of a better life. Donald and his family found employment at the glass plant in Maywood, with the help of their family friend. Later, the family purchased a home in nearby Downey, California. After serving in the military, Donald met Viola ReNae Egbert, who also worked at the glass plant. They married on Feb. 7, 1970, and were later blessed with two sons, Steven and Michael.
Donald purchased his first home in Downey in 1973, where he resided until 2020. Donald and ReNae then relocated to Santa Clara, Utah, where they spent their remaining years. Donald often expressed his love for the scenic beauty of their new home with no regrets of leaving Downey.
In addition to his sons, Steven and Michael, Donald is survived by his grandchildren Hailey R. Quinto, Hannah N. Quinto and Steven Z. Quinto Jr. He is also survived by his brother Albert Quinto. Donald was preceded in death by his wife Viola R. Quinto, his parents, Elizabeth T. Palladino and Vincenzo J. Quinto and his siblings, Carl A. Quinto, Lucille F. Quinto (Baughman), Immaculate R. Quinto, Anna M. Quinto (Rowe), Vince Quinto Jr., Anthony F. Quinto and Josephine M Quinto (Ogle).
Donald served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 26, 1961, to Sept. 24, 1963, and was honorably discharged as SPEC/4 rank. He was proud of his military service and exemplified the values of the armed forces throughout his life.
Donald had a fulfilling career at the Maywood Glass Company, where he worked alongside his brothers. He began as an apprentice in 1960 and retired at the age of 64. Donald was dedicated to his strong work ethic, made many friends and actively participated in the union, and rarely took a sick day.
A man of various interests, Donald found joy in supporting his favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, often heard giving play advice through the television. He also enjoyed horse racing, going to swap meets and local garage sales. In his later years, he cherished long walks around the neighborhood and would meet his friends at a local donut shop.
He was a devout Catholic and attended mass at St Raymond’s Catholic Church in Downey, California, where both his sons were baptized and attended grade school. His faith was an important aspect of his life.
A graveside service will be held “soon to be announced”, at Utah State Veterans Cemetery, located at 17111 S Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale, Utah.
Donald James Quinto will be remembered as a devoted family man who cherished his wife, and sons, a proud military veteran, and a dedicated worker. His memory and legacy will forever live on in the hearts of his loved ones.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to click here to leave a memory on the Spilsbury Mortuary website.