Donald was employed as manager for Richman Brothers Clothing Stores throughout the area for 37 years, retiring in 1986. He enjoyed reading, talking politics, solving word puzzles and bird watching. He was a resident of Elyria since 1973.
Donald is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lisa L. (nee Walker); son, Donald P. Jr. of Stow; daughter, Jennifer Mitchell of Lakewood; grandsons, Jonathan Mitchell and Alex Mitchell, both of Columbus; granddaughter, Kristina Steinberg of Palm Bay, Florida; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Alex “A.J.” Schock and Ian Steinberg; brothers, Kenneth Mitchell of Concord, Ohio and William (Sandy) Mitchell of Mentor.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Mitchell; daughter, Margaret Meszaros in 2003; sister, Delores Schmidt in 2013; brother, Paul Mitchell; and parents, Harry C. and Lula Mitchell.
A memorial service will be 11A.M., Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. Reverend Chuck Behrens, Chaplain of Hospice of the Western Reserve, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110 or American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland, OH 44106.