Donald Yannascoli, 78, of Seabrook Island, SC died Sunday, July 12 th peacefully at his home surrounded
Donald was born December 9th, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Donato and Jennie Yannascoli. He
grew up in Downingtown, PA with his two sisters Janet and Ann. The first in his family to go to college, he
was a graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in engineering mechanics and a
master's in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University. He began his engineering career in
Detroit, MI at Chrysler. After a short time, Donald would take a job in Syracuse, NY at Carrier Air
Conditioning Company, where he developed several patents in his field of air conditioning compressors.
Known as "Dad", "Don" and "Grandpop" Donald engineered everything he touched from changing a light
bulb, helping with homework, to building two homes from the ground up. A dedicated family man and a
genuinely great guy to all who were fortunate to know him. Donald retired after 36 years of service in
2001. He and his wife, Deborah J. Yannascoli, moved to Seabrook Island, SC in 2014.
Donald is survived by his wife of 42 years, Deborah J. Yannascoli, his four children, Sabrina Y Sigler,
David A. Yannascoli, Matthew A. Yannascoli, spouse Irene and Sarah M. Yannascoli, spouse John
Kaczmar, his sisters Janet Coates and Ann Marie Reggio, three grandchildren Audrey Y. Sigler, Diana M.
Sigler and Lucy R. Yannascoli.
At this time, there are no service arrangements. A memorial tribute can be found at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/weloveyoudonaldyannascoli . Donations in lieu of flowers may be
made to The Micahel J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research at the following link
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, West Ashley, 2501 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.