OBITUARY

Donald J Weisend

May 20, 1928January 5, 2021
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Donald J. “Dan” Weisend, Sr. left the bonds of this earth to claim his place in glory on January 5, 2021. He was born May 20, 1928 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

He was a wonderful father to Donald Jr, Dennis (Donna), Gary, and Cynthia, as well as many others who loved him like a dad including Andi Frescura and Sue Boone. He delighted in his four grandchildren: Myanna (Rodney) Komaromi, Leah Weisend, Gordon Weisend, and Cherarae Weisend, and his five great-grandchildren: Bryan, Brady, Ryder, and Mycah Komaromi, and Kaeleigh Krepp.

When out and about if you noticed a smile on his face and followed his gaze you would often find him looking and waving at a little one.

Dan was preceded in death by Shirley, his bride of 69 years, son Gordon and several grand and great-grandchildren. He will truly be in Heaven when they are reunited.

In high school, Dan was an all-city football player. He was an avid Ohio State and Brown’s fan and everyone knew better than to plan an event on “game day”. He served honorably in the Pacific arena during WWII as part of Gen. MacArthur’s honor guard.

Dan and Shirley spent hours playing “hotly contested” bouts of cribbage and Casino, and no doubt are doing so once again!

He worked side-by-side with Shirley for 38 years at Tri-Lakes Marine, which they opened in 1970. Many of those years, he also drove semi for Roadway express.

Friends will be received at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 11:00am - 12:00pm with the funeral service, officiated by Pastor Timothy Paroz, beginning at 12pm. Interment will take place immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron. It is required that everyone attending visitation and service wear a mask and practice social distancing. The family certainly understands if you do not feel comfortable with attending due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to charitable organizations that assist those affected by Covid-19.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

Memories

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Jeff Wenum

January 13, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Dan had a good,long life; keep the memories. Your mom&dad are together again.

Ellen Wolcott

January 13, 2021

My dear cousins,

I am sorry that I cannot be there in person to give you each a hug. Your father is to be admired for the life he led to fulfill his dream of opening Tri-Lakes Marine, putting in long hours for Roadway to earn the money to start his own business. (As a kid, every time we passed a Roadway semi, we would turn to check if Uncle Dan was driving it!) He was a good man and provided a good home for his family. It was always enjoyable to visit. You are all in my thoughts.

love,
Ellen

Pat Weisend

January 12, 2021

This truly wonderful man that I was lucky enough to have called Dad, was one of the greatest men I have ever known. He welcomed me into the family as if I were a daughter. I also was fortunate to have worked and played with him. He did both HARD. The Weisend family played to win. I know that he is finally at peace beside Mom and the world is a better place for having had him in it. Now Heaven has gained another true angel. Thank you for the love you showed me.
Love you, Dad.

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Biography

Donald J. “Dan” Weisend, Sr. left the bonds of this earth to claim his place in glory on January 5, 2021. He was born May 20, 1928 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

He was a wonderful father to Donald Jr, Dennis (Donna), Gary, and Cynthia, as well as many others who loved him like a dad including Andi Frescura and Sue Boone. He delighted in his four grandchildren: Myanna (Rodney) Komaromi, Leah Weisend, Gordon Weisend, and Cherarae Weisend, and his five great-grandchildren: Bryan, Brady, Ryder, and Mycah Komaromi, and Kaeleigh Krepp.

When out and about if you noticed a smile on his face and followed his gaze you would often find him looking and waving at a little one.

Dan was preceded in death by Shirley, his bride of 69 years, son Gordon and several grand and great-grandchildren. He will truly be in Heaven when they are reunited.

In high school, Dan was an all-city football player. He was an avid Ohio State and
Brown’s fan and everyone knew better than to plan an event on “game day”. He served honorably in the Pacific arena during WWII as part of Gen. MacArthur’s honor guard.

Dan and Shirley spent hours playing “hotly contested” bouts of cribbage and Casino, and no doubt are doing so once again!

He worked side-by-side with Shirley for 38 years at Tri-Lakes Marine, which they opened in 1970. Many of those years, he also drove semi for Roadway express.

Friends will be received at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 11:00am - 12:00pm with the funeral service, officiated by Pastor Timothy Paroz, beginning at 12pm. Interment will take place immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron. It is required that everyone attending visitation and service wear a mask and practice social distancing. The family certainly understands if you do not feel comfortable with attending due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to charitable organizations that assist those affected by Covid-19.