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James S. Donald, Sr.

James S. Donald Sr, 93, passed away Dec. 29 at home of natural causes.
James was a lifelong resident of Akron and member of First Congregational Church. He was born on Berwin St. where he grew up, married and raised his own family. He was a graduate of North High School, class of 1942. He went to work at Remples toy store and was then hired by BF Goodrich. Soon after he became part owner of the Newton Brass Foundry in Barberton, a company started by their father in the early 20's, with his brothers John and Rob and sister Flo. James was your typical blue-collar worker and continued to help manage the business until he retired. One of his favorite pastimes was ballroom dancing with his wife. He also enjoyed being with family, watching and talking about sports, a love for animals, and golfing. He was able to travel with his wife Juanita to many places and especially enjoyed Sanford, Florida. He will be missed by many.
James was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years Juanita. He is survived by Michaelle (Danny) Rhoads, Shayne (Marianne) Donald, James (Theresa) Donald Jr, Grandchildren Dana (Rich) Motts, Dennis Padgitt, Breighann (Cullen) Stinson, Corbin, Trenton, and Noah Donald, Michael (Jessica) Collins, April (Chris) Barger, and many great grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be Friday, 3:00 pm at HBMoore Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., Akron (corner of N. Main St. and Mildred Ave.). Visitation will be 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the funeral home. James' final resting place will be Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Food Cupboard at First Congregational Church.
You are invited to hbm-fh.com to view James' tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories.


Friday, January 4, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
H B Moore Funeral Home
936 North Main Street Akron 44310, United State

Funeral Service

Friday, January 4, 2019 3:00 PM
H B Moore Funeral Home
936 North Main Street Akron 44310, United State

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My deepest sympathy for your loss. As we try to ease our heavy hearts during this difficult time, may the God of all comfort bring comfort and peace to all of you. May His promise to swallow up death forever be a soothing balm. (Isa. 25:8)

Robert Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

Jamie, Shayne and Michelle, we loved having your Dad as a neighbor. He always had a smile and a chuckle for us whenever we saw him out and about, even when he was chasing down a wayward Mac or Sasha! We didn't see him as often recently, but it was comforting to know he was still there. We share in your sadness and hope to honor his memory -- The Corrigan family

Robert Corrigan Jan 4 2019 12:00 AM

Mickie, Shayne, Jamie, I give my most sincere condolences to each of you, and your families, at the loss of your father. I didn't know him well, I think he tended to be reserved when we were kids. But he was always polite and occasionally waved, and said "Hi" or sometimes asked how my parents were, when I wandered by. One time he asked me how my landscaping was coming along. I'd been doing some outside work at my parent's house (when in my teens), and was surprised that he'd noticed. He was a good man. I am truly sorry for your loss. Robert Jeffries Norton, OH Formerly of 1108 N. Main St., Akron

Robert (Bob) Jeffries Jan 3 2019 12:00 AM

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