BRISTOLVILLE, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Donald Leo Wildman, Sr., 78, of Bristolville, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
He was born September 28, 1940, in Warren. The son of the late Donald D. and Virginia (Thomas) Wildman.
On October 30, 1987, Donald married the former Kay E. Gibbs. They shared 31 years of marriage and many wonderful memories.
He attended Bristol High School.
Donald formerly worked for Flambeau but most recently, he had a close relationship with the Yoder family, with whom he worked alongside.
Donald was a veteran of the United States Navy having served from May 10, 1960 – May 6, 1964.
He was a member of the Mecca Moose Lodge and the Cortland Rod and Gun Club.
Donald was an outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing and going to the shooting range. He also was an avid golfer, bowler, scuba diver and enjoyed square dancing. Most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends.
Donald’s memory will be carried on by his wife, Kay E. Wildman; children, Rhonda Wildmam of Warren, Donald “Donnie” L. Wildman, Jr., of Southington, Rusti (John) Lanari of Kent, Elaine (Allen) Plant of Cortland and Cindy Swonger of Warren; sisters, Janet Wildman, Sue Cross and Donna Easthon; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his brothers, Mike, Larry and Leslie Wildman and sister, Marie Vondrasek.
In accordance with Donald’s wishes, a private memorial service will be held.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Avenue, Warren, Ohio.
A television tribute will air Friday, May 9 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.