Peter J. Donatella
Peter J. Donatella, age 81 of Phoenix, AZ died October 11, 2017. He was born March 18, 1936 in Teaneck, NJ to Romeo Osvaldo and Mary Julia. Peter was the Arizona Accordion Club co-founder and treasurer. He passed on his love of the accordion by teaching others to play. He was a school teacher for 35 years and loved to teach. Students and parents recognized his abilities and would request his class. Peter is survived by his wife of 29 ½ years, Raye Donatella; four daughters, Terry Rodriguez, Jo Anne Donatella, Patti Donatella, and Eileen Donatella; two sons, Dale Atkinson and Donald Atkinson; 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dana Lane.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ.