OBITUARY

Donald R. Shellenberger

June 29, 1933May 2, 2014
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Donald R. Shellenberger age 80, of Akron, passed away May 2, 2014. A proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he was the devoted husband for 55 years of Judith (nee: Furry). Loving father of Linda Gibson, Donna Kulcsar and Joyce (Scott) Aitken and proud grandfather of Ryan, Mitchell, Brent, Tyler, Matthew, Myles and Gavin and great-grandfather of Brent Jr.

Donald was a member of the Masonic Lodge Valley of Akron Chapter, American Legion Post 281 and Shriners International. He loved his country, and all Cleveland sports teams. He was born and raised in Conneaut Lake, PA and moved to Ohio in 1959 where he worked as a machinist for Air Craft Breaking Company which is now Goodyear Rubber

Family will receive friends Wednesday May 7 from 4 -8pm at the CATAVOLOS FUNERAL HOME 3653 West Market St. Fairlawn, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10am Reverend Lynn Driver will be officiating. Entombment will be at Rose Hill Burial Park at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Donald’s name to Hospice of VNS 3358 Ridgewood Rd. Akron, OH 44333 or Interim Hospice for Veterans 3040 W. Market St. Akron, OH 44333.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 7, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 8, 2014
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Mirna Raya

July 16, 2014

Linda, it's Mirna (Hanna) Raya. I have been trying to find you and came upon this memorial for your Dear Dad. I'm so sorry for your and your family's great loss. I miss u my friend. God bless. Hugs.

brian burkley

May 7, 2014

aunt Judy, Linda, Donna and Joyce. Don was a great man that touched many hearts and lives. He will be missed by many. You guys are always in my thoughts. I wish I could be there in body, but I am there in mind.
love you all,Brian

Arlilnda Mitchell

May 7, 2014

Linda, may the memories of your dad help you heal and find peace. My condolence to you and your family. May he rest in peace.
God Bless

Tammy Luster

May 7, 2014

Joyce and family,
I am sending my prayers, love & hugs in hope to help comfort you in some way during this difficult time. Your dad was such a sweet man & will truly be missed by many.
Love & hugs,
Tammy

The Shellenberger's

May 7, 2014

To the family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please know we will be thinking of you and praying for you on Thursday. Grandma and Tex wanted you to know if they where in better health they would be there by your side. My mother and I of course would be as well. We hope you know we love you all.
I am sure Don and Grandpa are fishing together. I can remember the time they had all those cat fish from Hidden Lake on the old farm. They also had snappers for soup too. Those where the days. Well any how I know they are above looking down and smiling on us.
Be strong and hug each other : his love is with you and his strength never forgotten.
Love to you all.
The Shellenberger's (Lois, Tex, Brenda (Deb, Quyn), Beau (Robert) )

The Shellenbergers

May 7, 2014

To the family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please know we will be thinking of you and praying for you on Thursday. Grandma and Tex wanted you to know if they where in better health they would be there by your side. My mother and I of course would be as well. We hope you know we love you all.
I am sure Don and Grandpa are fishing together. I can remember the time they had all those cat fish from Hidden Lake on the old farm. They also had snappers for soup too. Those where the days. Well any how I know they are above looking down and smiling on us.
Be strong and hug each other : his love is with you and his strength never forgotten.
Love to you all.
The Shellenberger's (Lois, Tex, Brenda (Deb, Quyn), Beau (Robert) )

Mary Carrier

May 7, 2014

My love and prayers are with you and your family.

jackie hakes

May 7, 2014

So sorry for all of Don's family this was one heck of a guy. He promised me when he got his hip fixed he was going to tear up the dance floor at the Melody Inn one day lol I loved him and Judy so much. I will be praying for the family and sending my love.

Monica Vogel-Pearson

May 6, 2014

Donna and family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My prayers are sent for all of you during this difficult time.

Wendy Hagen

May 6, 2014

Kevin and I are sending all our love to you! What great, fond memories we have of him. He was always smiling and telling a story. It made my day when he would come visit me in the pharmacy. He is so loved, as all of you are. He will be missed by so many. God bless you all and God Bless the Marines.Love you Donald.