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.