He retired from Columbia Gas where he was a service manager. Don was a member of the American Legion Post #202 and former member of Medina Rotary. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII.
He was the loving father of Joan M. Rundle (Ron) of Medina and Judith A. DeVoe of Wellington; devoted grandfather of David DeVoe (Lainie), Daniel DeVoe (Shawna), Darla DeVoe and Sheila Barco; great-grandfather of Derek DeVoe, Marissa DeVoe, MaKayla DeVoe, Dawson DeVoe, Laurel DeVoe and Charley Rose Barco; and great-great-grandfather of Marley Waligore and Leo DeVoe; dear brother of Elenor Hardie of Lancaster, Margaret McVickor of Sun City, Arizona, Jean Kline of Ashland, Grace Ruf of Brunswick, and Edward (Emogene) Strouse of Lodi.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Evelyn (Navratil) Strouse; sisters, Dorothy McDavitt, Florence Taylor and Sylvia Kreider; and son-in-law, Larry DeVoe.
Service will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11 A.M., at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. The family will receive friends Friday, October 25, 2013 from 3:30 to 7:30 P.M. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com