He was retired as the Executive Captain/Fire Marshall from the City of Mayfield Heights following 33 years of service. Following retirement he worked at the Safari Golf Course at Columbus. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church at Powell, Ohio and also the Church of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Zoar and was an Army Veteran having served in Korea.
Donald enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife the former Jeanne Joyce whom he married July 19, 1958. Also surviving are his children Dr. John (Christine) Pleshinger of Bolivar, Cathy (Dr. John) Blackman of Columbus and James (Elissa) Pleshinger of Cincinnati and eight grandchildren Emily (Matthew) Cox, Donald J. Pleshinger, Matthew J. Pleshinger, Kellie E. Pleshinger, Christopher J. Blackman, Ann D. Blackman, Daniel Pleshinger and David Pleshinger.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Connie Bleisath.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday December 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Church of the Holy Trinity at 1835 Dover-Zoar Rd. N.E. Bolivar (Zoar) with Fr. Jeff Coning officiating. Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 PM in the Lebold-Smith Funeral Home at 248 Park Ave. Bolivar, Ohio where a Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 8 PM. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's web site to share a memory and sign the guest register.
Lebold-Smith Funeral Home of Bolivar