Donato, Emmaline Karen

Emmaline Karen Donato, daughter of Adam and Kearah Donato of Christiansburg, Virginia, was born on April 23rd, 2018 and lived for twenty-six beautiful days until May 18th, 2018. She was the greatest joy of her parents’ lives, and they cherished every moment with her and are thankful for all the laughter, strength, and beauty she gave them. She was also loved by many friends and family members, including her grandparents, Gary and Karen Westerman of Poland, Maine and Bruce and Karen Donato of Gaithersburg, Maryland; her aunts and uncles, Hannah Bitjoka, Jesse Westerman, Ian Westerman, and Katherine Donato; and her cousins, Tyree Bitjoka, Mekhi Bitjoka, and Isabella Westerman Zech. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at 2pm at The River Church (at the First Church of God, 110 Roanoke St., Blacksburg), followed by burial. Emmaline’s family will receive friends at The River Church immediately following burial. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Emmaline’s name to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia or The Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club. Arrangements by the McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg.