KINSMAN - Donald J. Chionchio, DDS, 85, passed to eternal life on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.
He was born June 29, 1927, in Warren, the son of Maurice and Edith Paro Chionchio. His family relocated to Kent, and he was a 1945 graduate of Roosevelt High School.
Don enlisted into the United States Navy, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged and returned to Kent to continue his education at Kent State University.
Donald J. Chionchio
After completing his studies at Kent State, he attended the St. Louis University where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1952. He returned to this area to open his family dentistry practice in Kinsman. He was dedicated to his profession and served the community for 52 years. His thoughtful, considerate and kind nature was evident when he served his patients.
Don had been married to Margaret "Peg" Mayburn, who passed in November 1986.
Life went on for Don and after a five-year courtship, on Aug. 28, 1993, Don and Barbara Cranshaw were united in marriage in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kinsman. The couple shared common interests and would enjoy golfing and cooking together. Don and Barbara would relax by spending time in Kissimmee, Fla.
Pleasurable pastimes for Don were watching sporting events on television and following the achievements of Dale, Dave and Ryan Blaney.
Memories of Donald will be carried on by his family, his loving wife, Barbara; his stepchildren, Kimberly A. Stewart-Black, James E. Stewart Jr. and Marcella A. Stewart-Fetty; his 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Matthew A. (June) Chionchio; two nieces and two nephews.
Also preceding Don were his brother, Francis Chionchio, his stepdaughter, Brenda L. Stewart-Williams; his stepson, Brian B. Stewart; and a grandchild, Stephen Michael Stewart.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kinsman Chapel of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church with Pastor Howard Darr officiating. A fellowship will follow in the church hall.
Arrangements for Donald were entrusted to the Borowski Funeral Service and Oak Meadow Cremation Services.