Donald A. Maffitt Sr. 1934-2018

CHAMPION — Donald A. Maffitt Sr., 83, of Champion, entered into eternal rest at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at home with his loving children by his side.

He was born July 11, 1934, in Howland, the son of Thomas Keats and Mabel Ulrich Maffitt, and lived in the area all his life.

Don was a graduate of Howland High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he worked in anti-aircraft missile maintenance. He worked for Copperweld Steel for 33 years and was also a 55-year landscaper. A life member of the Champion Fire Department, he was one of 15 men who started the Bolindale Fire Station in Howland. A 32nd degree Mason, he was a 50-year member of Masonic lodges in both Warren and Youngstown. He was a 12-gallon blood donor with the American Red Cross and enjoyed football, basketball, The Ohio State Buckeyes, auctions and his winter home in Florida.

He is sadly missed by his three children, Denise (Doug) Connor of Conyers, Ga., Donald A. Maffitt Jr. of Howland and Doreen (Paul) White of Garretttsville; seven grandchildren, Cassie (Jody) Carter, Kyle Maffitt, Marissa, Hannah and Dominic White and Michael and Breanna Slater; and two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Caleb Carter.

Preceding him in death are his parents and three brothers, Delbert, Rollin and Eldon Maffitt.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2018, at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Sprague officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Champion Township Cemetery.

Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made to Jeannie King, in care of Alexis Rygalski (#AlexisStrong), 424 Wilson Sharpsville Road, Cortland, Ohio 44410.

A special thanks to his two nieces who were prominent in his caregiving, Field Gen. Janice Bruner and Cpl. Karen Arnold. Special thanks also to Lisa Slater.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated to serving your loved ones. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to

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