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Donald Clyde MacDonald, Jr.

June 17, 1937 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Donald MacDonald, Jr. Obituary

Donald Clyde MacDonald Jr, 86 of Canal Fulton, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2024 with his loving wife at his side after a long battle. Born in Fairlawn to Donald Sr. and Lucille MacDonald, Don grew up with a love of horses. When his family moved to Ghent, he enjoyed caring for horses at a nearby horse barn, where he kept his personal horse, Nod. He also enjoyed taking part in the Plug Derby. He attended Bath Elementary and Revere High School before enlisting in the US Navy in 1954. He was aboard the USS Bennington Aircraft. He visited Japan as well as other locations and became a Chief Petty Officer before being honorably discharged. After his naval career ended, he held several positions before ultimately holding a career as a Metro bus driver. He met his wife Barbara, married her in 1960 and together they raised two children, Michele and Michael. Camping trips together were a favorite family past time. After their children were grown, Don and Barb enjoyed traveling, riding trains, helping on the Polar Express and spending time with their family. They truly enjoyed their 63 years together and accomplished all they desired. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Michele and his brother Hugh. Don is survived by wife Barbara; son Michael (Melissa) MacDonald; sister Christine (Fred) Tom; grandchildren Matthew MacDonald and Amanda (Sid) Smith, as well as many other family members. The family will receive visitors SATURDAY, February 3, 2024, 2pm to 4pm at the Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home, 624 Cherry St. E. (Rt. 93) Canal Fulton. Funeral service to follow at 4pm. Private burial with military honors at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

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Visitation
Saturday
February 3, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home
624 Cherry Street East
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 3, 2024

4:00 PM
Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home
624 Cherry Street East
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

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