Donald W. Shealy

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New Washington OH 44854 4/23/2010 09:30:00

New Washington OH 44854 4/23/2010 11:00:00

Donald W. Shealy, age 81, resident of rural New Washington, Ohio passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. He was born on July 7, 1928 in New Washington to the late Aaron and Alta (Briegel) Shealy and had been a life long resident. Mr. Shealy was a 1946 graduate of New Washington High School and then served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He had been a life long farmer, was a rural Postman, and later retired from General Electric in Bucyrus. Mr. Shealy was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, the New Washington American Legion and the Shelby V.F.W. He enjoyed the farm, the woods at the farm, gardening, cooking, boating and spending time on the Lake Erie Islands. But, foremost he enjoyed his family, his grandchildren and many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Eckstein) Shealy whom he married on February 27, 1955; three sons, Daniel (Susan) Shealy of Tiro; Douglas (Candy) Shealy of Port Clinton; and Timothy Shealy (Michelle Barker) of New Washington; one daughter, Ann (Jeff) Davis of Columbus; nine grandchildren, Lauren, Lydia and Paige Shealy; Adam Shealy; Mitchell and Donovan Davis; Lisa and Sophie Vanover and Josh Lynch; one sister, Shirley (James) Gardner of New Washington; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Shealy.
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 23, 2010 from 9:30 until 11:00 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Bartczak officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Tender Loving Care Preschool Scholarship Fund or the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery Repair Fund. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Dreama Caudill - Apr 16, 2010

Dan & family:
We were so sorry to hear about your father’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Loyd and Dreama Caudill

Arlene Spears - Apr 15, 2010

Pat! we are sorry about your loss of donald, we will be thinking of you at your sad moment! Knew him thru you when we worked together at BCH.
Arlene Spears

Cheryl Gelbaugh - Apr 15, 2010

Dear Pat and family,
I was sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sympathy during this difficult time. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that Pat and I worked together at BCH.

Judy Harrer - Apr 15, 2010

Pat and Family
I am so sorry to hear about Don. Please know that my thoughts are with you.

Lisa Vanover and family - Apr 15, 2010

We send our love and sympathy to the Shealy family-God Bless

Colleen Hobson - Apr 14, 2010

I was sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Please know that you & your family in our prayers at this time.

Jim and Ronnie Hiss - Apr 14, 2010

As long time friends with Ann, Jeff, Mitchell and Donovan, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of a husband, a father and grandfather. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant all of you peace during this difficult time.
Love, Jim & Ronnie Hiss

Tom and Barb Livingston - Apr 14, 2010

Dan we want to extend our condolences to you and the rest of your family for your loss. We are thinking of you. Tom and Barb Livingston

Jill Salerno - Apr 14, 2010

On behalf of all the physicians, photographers and staff of OSU Eye Physicians & Surgeons, we would like to offer Pat and Don’s children our deepest sympathy. Don was one of my favorite patients. I had the great fortune of being able to visit with him every month for the last 3 years. Each time, I was amazed by his calm manner, his impecable dress and his wit. He will be missed by all of us.

Charles H. Irwin - Apr 14, 2010

Pat, I am very sorry to hear about the death of your husband. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Pat and I worked together at Bucyrus Community Hospital many years ago. Sincerely, Charles