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Donald B. Stearns

March 29, 1926 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 94)


Donald B. Stearns, age 94 of Canton, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Aultman Compassionate Care Center.
He was born March 29, 1926, in Cleveland, the son of the late Frank and Ethel (Tippling) Stearns.
Donald was an Eagle Scout.  He was a WWII Navy Air Force veteran serving in the Pacific Theater. 
Donald retired after 60 years of service as an insurance underwriter. 
He was a member of Church of the Lakes United Methodist Church and American Legion Post #44. Donald enjoyed fishing, boating, and served as a volunteer at the humane society.
Donald is survived by his wife, Deanna J. Stearns; children, Patricia Tucker, David Stearns, Thomas Stearns, Heather Hughes; grandchildren, Lauren Hughes and Alexander Hughes.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, June Dauby; grandfather, Charles Franklin Stearns; and step-mother, Edith (Dunn) Stearns.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Heitger Funeral Home - Jackson Chapel, 5850 Wales Ave NW, from 1pm to 4pm.  A private service will be held by the family. 
His final place of rest will be at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland, OH.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Church of the Lakes United Methodist Church or the Stark County Humane Society.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.heitger.com
Heitger Funeral Home and Crematory 330-830-0148

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May 21, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Heitger Funeral Home-Jackson Chapel
5850 Wales Ave. N.W.
Jackson Township, OHIO 44646

Private family services because of social distancing


Church of the Lakes United Methodist Church
5944 Fulton Drive N.W., Canton OH 44718

Stark County Humane Society
PO Box 7077, Canton, OH 44705-7077, AL
Tel: 1-330-453-5529
Web: http://www.starkhumane.org

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