Donald Eugene Bashaw, Sr., 86 of Canton, died Friday morning, June 3, 2011 in his home. He was a former resident of Florida for six years and returned to Ohio four years ago. He was born January 31, 1925 to the late R. Odell and Verna (Scarlott) Bashaw.
He was a graduate of Minerva High School, Class of 1946. He served his country proudly in WWII in the III Division Marine Corps as a scout sniper. He spent 25 years in sales and retired after 16 years with Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities. He was a member of First Friends Church, Canton. Loved fishing, camping, woodworking, gardening and was a Scoutmaster of Scout Troop #174 in Paris, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Pauline Bashaw, Leola Becknell and Marguarite Johnson; grandson, Corey Bashaw.
Survived by his wife of 64 years, Hazel (Walter) Bashaw; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald E. Jr. and Kathy Bashaw of Columbus, Gary R. and Nancy Bashaw of Cincinnati; daughter, Cindy K. Bashaw of Canton; Jill Zocolo, longtime friend of the family; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, June 7th, at First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave. North, with Chaplain Chad Durfee officiating. Interment in North Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Stark County, 408 9th St. SW, Canton, Ohio 44707. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home, Canton, OH.