He was a crew chief for American Airlines. Don enjoyed fishing and was a sports enthusiast, especially the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians, where he was a former grounds crew member. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy.
Don was the beloved husband of Jackie (Hughes), to whom he was married 48 years; loving father of Angela (Daniel) Biddlecombe, Beth (Anthony) Reinhold, Denise (Thomas) Jones and Emily Vanuch; devoted grandfather of Kaleb and Brendon Jones, Adam and Molly Reinhold; dear brother of Mary (Richard) Stein; brother-in-law of Betty (Miles) Johnson, Diane Hughes, Gerrie (Bill) Lebus, Joe (Bobbie) Hughes and David (Connie) Hughes; he is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, William Hughes; and cousin, James Petras.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 A.M., Monday, August 26, 2013 at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina. Fr. Stephen Dohner will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park. Family will receive friends from 3 to 7 P.M., Sunday, August 25, 2013 at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina.
Contributions may be made Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, OH 44256.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com
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