ROOT, Donald E. Age 73, of Fairborn, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at Dayspring in Fairborn after an extended illness. Donald was born December 19, 1939 in Waverly, Ohio to the late Ernest & Bethel Root. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Brian Root. Donald is survived by his wife of the past 42 years, Bonnie (Royse) Root; one daughter, Cynthia Root; two sons, Eric Root & his wife, Denise and Ernest Ray Root; four grandchildren, Kyle, Kaitlyn, Levi and Aaron; and by his extended family & many good friends. Donald retired from the United States Air Force with 24 years of service as a communications specialist. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM in Japan. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, at Burcham-Jennings Funeral Home, 119 East Main St., Fairborn. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, with interment to follow at Byron Cemetery. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at www. burchamjennings.com.