GUSTAVUS — Paul Joseph Donaldson, age 86, died on Sunday, March 23, 2014.
He was born on Oct. 31, 1927, in Middlefield, Ohio, a son of Hazel Rhoda (Chubb) and William Alexander Donaldson. Mr. Donaldson was a 1945 graduate of Middlefield High School and attended Kent State Veterinary School.
He owned and operated Donaldson Feed Service of Middlefield, then the North Bloomfield Livestock Auction for many years, and also worked for Sajar Plastics of Middlefield and Industrial Automation of Greene.
Mr. Donaldson attended the Fowler Community Church. He enjoyed making Maple Syrup at his homestead, tinkering with most anything, doing woodworking, gardening and raising livestock. He was known for being a lifetime entrepreneur.
Mr. Donaldson was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Larry L. Donaldson Jr.; two sisters, Grace Motil and Rose Donaldson; a step-daughter, Rhonda Cmunt; a step-son, Thomas Cmunt; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Donaldson; and two sons-in-law, Melvin Hunt Jr. and Art Alvarez.
Survivors include four daughters, Shirley A. Alvarez of Windsor, Ohio, Judy A. (David) Schuknecht of Orlando, Fla., Rose M. (Richard) Buchman of Elgin, S.C., and Peggy L. Hunt of Kinsman, Ohio; five sons, Larry L. (Betty) Donaldson Sr., Charles R. (Patricia) Donaldson of West Farmington, Ohio, William P. (Susan) Donaldson of Gustavus, Ohio, Thomas A. Donaldson of Greene, Ohio, and Adam Donaldson of Brooklyn, Ohio; a step-daughter, Jenny (Melvin) Slusher of Windsor, Ohio; a step-son, Charles Cmunt of Richmond, Va.; a sister, May (Glenn) Raymond of Kinsman, Ohio; a brother, Lee (MaryAnn) Donaldson of Williamsfield, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, March 28th, at BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE, 8569 Main St., Kinsman, Ohio. Burial will follow in Kinsman Cemetery.
Calling Hours be held on Thursday, March 27th, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE.
An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com and starbeacon.com.