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Donald J. Willower, 72, of State College, Pa., died Jan. 21, 2000, at home.

Born in Buffalo, he received bachelor's and master's degrees, both in philosophy, and a doctorate in general administration from the University of Buffalo, where he taught, as a graduate student, in the philosophy department and the School of Education.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.

A distinguished professor of education at Penn State, he taught for more than 40 years. During that time, he was chairman of educational administration, a position he held at the time of his death. He had been acting head of the Division of Educational Policy Studies and acting dean of the College of Education.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine; a daughter, Ann Denz of Lutz, Fla.; a son, John of Lemont, Pa.; a sister, Faye Hambridge and a brother, Paul, both of Buffalo; and two granddaughters. Services were held in State College. Burial was in Spring Creek Presbyterian Cemetery.


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