Donald Ray Llewellyn Sr, 69, of Steubenville, OH, died peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on Monday, September 1, 2014.
He was born on July 30, 1945, in Salineville.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Frank and Viola Mary French Llewellyn and stepfather, Frank "Moe" Porter.
Surviving are his wife, Joanne Comisso Llewellyn of Steubenville; brother, Robert and Cathy Llewellyn of Steubenville; brother, Thomas and Mary Ann Llewellyn of Kimbolton;son, Donald and Gloria Llewellyn Jr. of Steubenville; son, Brian and Rachelle Llewellyn of Butler, PA; son, Christopher Llewellyn of Mingo Junction; six grandsons, Brandon, Ian, Aden, Elijah, Jaxon and Ethan.
Donald served as a communication specialist in the Army from 1963 to 1966 during the Vietnam era. He was a retired staff sergeant E6 of the Army National Guard in which he served from 1977 to 1994.
Donald was a member of Holy Family Church, VFW of Weirton, Moose Club of Weirton and Columbus Club of Steubenville. He retired from TIMET after 42 years of service. He was employed by ResCare as a Direct Care Professional where he supported people with intellectual/ developmental disabilities.
Don was a simple man, who was kind and caring. He was a beloved husband and devoted father. He was compassionate and content, and full of wisdom. He was a man that made sure that his family was taken care of even if it meant he had to sacrifice something important to him. He loved all of his family with such joy and pride that it lit up his face every time we were together. He lived a good life. He was respected and cherished by all, and held to old-fashioned values, which helped make his sons and grandsons the people they are today. He was a very patriotic man and showed love for his country by serving in the military for 20 years. Don was known for his "projects" and remodeling his home on his own timeline. He loved playing cards, reading books and Friday family dinners. He will be remembered as the "French Toast" cooking master! Heaven has received a fantastic breakfast chef.
Calling hours are Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd. Steubenville.
A Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday ay Holy Family Church, Msgr. Gerald Calovini, celebrant. Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be a vigil service 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Full military honors will be conducted by the Ohio Valley Veterans memorial squad.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Indian Creek High School Band Boosters, Inc, 200 Park Drive Wintersville, OH 43953.
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