Donald E. Sear, 84, of Eaton Township, passed away Friday, February 7 , 2014, at the Ames Family Hospice of Westlake, after a brief illness, with his family by his side. Donald was born January 15, 1930, in Highland Park, Michigan.
He was a United States Navy veteran. Donald had many interests, including gardening, fishing, restoring antique trunks, a love of reading, and spending time with his family. He was also a dedicated University of Michigan fan, despite the grandkids.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sylvia J. (nee Geiger); daughters, Elizabeth (Robert) Bell of Parma Heights, Diane Sear of Eaton Township, Elaine (Donald) Chismar of North Ridgeville, Pamela (William – Deceased) Miller of Negley; son, Donald W. of Cleveland; sisters, Vivian (Richard) Staufer of Medina and Barbara (Charles) Bisesi; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mildred (nee Vedder); and his brother, William.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014, 2 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) Elyria (440) 322-4626, where full military honors will be provided by VFW Post #1079. Burial will be private.
The family suggests, those who wish, may make donations to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 E. 185th Street Cleveland OH 44119.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com