BOARDMAN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Donald R. Stamford, 88, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 11, 2022. 

Donald was born September 19, 1933, in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Richard and Myrtle Ogle Stamford. 

He was a tool and die maker at the General Motors Lordstown Assembly Plant, retiring in 1987. 

Donald was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed a good round of golf. 

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, the former Esther S. Kaster, whom he married December 24, 1994; his children, Donald (Brenda) Stamford, Tammy (Dan) Camuso, Debra (Russ) Kennedy and Mark (Lisa) Stamford; stepchildren, James (Kelly) Duffey, Emily (Matt) Guarnieri and Sarah Duffey; his sister, Dona Long; brother, Tom Stamford; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Don was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence; sister, Sandy Close and brother, Chuck Stamford.  

There will be a private celebration of life for Don at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that all donations be made to Don’s beautiful great-granddaughter, Adelaide, who has been battling Medulloblastoma (pediatric brain cancer) for the past three years. You can donate directly to their established go-fund me account at https://gofundme46bd62a7 or make a check payable to Edward Jones and mail to: Edward Jones, 154 Youngstown-Hubbard Road, Suite F, Hubbard, OH 44425 and in the memo line write “Addie Strong”.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512. Family and friends of Donald may visit to leave condolences for the Stamford family.

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A television tribute will air Monday, May 16 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.