Donald E. McDonald

  • Born: February 21, 1922
  • Died: November 15, 2019
  • Location: Beachwood, Ohio

Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home

5236 Mayfield Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Tel. (216) 382-4500

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Loving Father, Devoted Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Dear Brother

Message From The Family

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DONALD E. McDONALD, beloved husband for 64 years of the late Grace (nee McMullen), dear father of Molly Dobrowski (John), Michael (Mary Beth), Jane Bissett (George) and Chip (Mary), devoted grandfather of Michael, Kathryn Sykes (Rob), Matthew (Helen), Caroline, Mary, Michael (Beth), Kevin, Kaitlin, Brendan (Rachael) and Connor; great-grandfather of 5, dear brother of the late Jack and Bill McDonald. Don was a long-standing parishioner at Gesu Church, graduated class of 1944 from John Carroll and received several awards, including the JCU Alumni Award in 2000 for his work developing the Private Sector. He was a founding member of the AICC in the corrugated packaging industry. A Veteran, he served our country during World War II in the Army Air Corps. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of The Gesu, 2470 Miramar Blvd., University Hts., OH 44118 WHERE FRIENDS MAY CALL FROM 10 - 11 A.M SATURDAY. Interment at Lake View Cemetery will follow Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Don's name suggested to Gesu Church or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one. I hope 1Thessalonians 4:14 will help ease your pain and give you hope.

Posted by A friend   February 12, 2020

My deepest condolences upon the death of your dear father. I have fond memories of your dad and mom. Don was a lovely man with an easy smile and contagious laugh. I pray your memories will bring you great consolation. Hugs and blessings. Laura (Fleming) Willard

Posted by Laura Willard - Johnson City, TN   December 04, 2019

Don had an uplifting spirit, always cheerful and smiling. He was a joy to work with at John Carroll where he was a super volunteer, ready to work on any alumni endeavor. Don was around the Alumni Office so often that he became thought of as part of the staff. He took "serve thy neighbor" very seriously. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Paul Kantz - Greenville, SC   December 01, 2019

Sending love and prayers.

Posted by Mac McDonald - PORTLAND, OR - Family   November 24, 2019

Molly, Michael, Jane and Chip, we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved father. I will always remember Don's wonderful smile and laugh (I can hear it now). And both of your parents' love and hospitality when I came from out of town for young Jack McDonald's untimely funeral. May God be with all of you. Mary (Fleming) and George Andrikidis

Posted by Mary Andrikidis - Northampton, MA   November 22, 2019

My heartfelt sympathy to the McDonald family. Don was such a delight to work with on various projects that we were involved in for the "Private Sector" at John Carroll.

During this difficult time you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Susanne Eagan - Bratenahl, OH   November 22, 2019

It was a privilege to know Don and Grace and the entire family. I was inspired by how much they longed to receive the Eucharist, and remember many pleasant and joyful conversations about their family and their life stories. I will keep them and the McDonald Family in my prayers, and I believe -- no, I know -- that there was a happy reunion in heaven for Grace and Don.

Posted by Michael Vincent, S. J. - University Heights, OH - Friend   November 22, 2019

Hi family wanted to send prayers your way. Your dad was the best man I ever took care of. All my love Maria the caregiver

Posted by Maria K    November 20, 2019

Handsome devil

Posted by Fred McDonald - Cleveland Hts, OH - Family   November 18, 2019

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