The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituaries

June 30, 2014

Donald A. Dunn

ASHTABULA — Donald A. Dunn, age 87, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.

The son of Meade and Josephine (Fabrizio) Dunn, he was born on Jan. 24, 1927, in Ashtabula and remained a longtime area resident.

Don was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy, joining right after graduating from Edgewood High School. While in the Navy, he served on the escort destroyer, USS Whitehurst.

Don returned to Ashtabula after his discharge from the Navy and began working for Great Lakes Engineering, CEI and ended his working career with East Ohio Gas Company with thirty-four years of dedicated service.

On June 18, 1949, he married Louise Prasek and they recently celebrated sixty-five years of love and companionship.

Don enjoyed life to the fullest. He sang in the Eastside Presbyterian Church Choir, as well as the Town Choir and the Messiah Chorus for more than thirty years. He was active in the Edgewood Music Boosters serving as president for several years. He played ball in the Industrial Softball League for eighteen years.

A talented woodworker and carpenter, Don enjoyed sharing his talents with his friends and family. He built his own home and helped with the remodeling of many of his friends homes, as well.

He is survived by his loving wife, Louise; his children, Marty Craig of Ashtabula and Dianne (Rick) Frazier of Boston, Mass.; his beloved granddaughters, Alissa, Lianna and Savanna; his nephew, Robert Lee of Alliance; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille “Lu” Lee, and her husband, Robert Lee; and his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 3rd, at Eastside Presbyterian Church, 3440 Edgewood Drive, with the Rev. Shane Nanney, Pastor, officiating.

The family would prefer that you send donations to The Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004, or to the Eastside Presbyterian Church, 3440 Edgewood Drive, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements. Obituary and condolences at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.

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