Donald R. Hall 1933-2021
NEWTON FALLS — Donald Robert Hall, age 87, of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully into eternal rest Friday, June 11, 2021, at his residence.
He was born July 6, 1933, in Vincent, the son of the late Walter F. Hall and Elizabeth E. Robinson Miller.
Don moved to the Newton Falls area in 1939 from Belpre, and graduated from Newton Falls High School in the Class of 1951.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1953-1955 and attained the rank of corporal.
Don was employed as an iron worker from 1952-1972 and then went to work at Packard Electric as a millwright from 1972 until his retirement in 1997.
He was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Newton Falls since 1959, and also a member of the AMVETS Post 112, American Legion Post 236 and VFW Post 3332, all of Newton Falls. Don was a past member of the Newton Falls Park and Rec Board, and also coached Little League baseball in Newton Falls.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and going to all their sporting events. He also enjoyed snow skiing, golfing and traveling with longtime companion and best friend, Judy Gutelius.
He is survived by three sons, Rodney and Mary Hall of Newton Falls, Darren and Carolina Hall of Virginia, and Gary and Song Chicko of Virginia; one brother, Kenneth and Nancy Hall of Newton Falls; four sisters, Faye Shulman of Texas, Darlene Geidner of Florida, Karen and Earl Turner of New York, and Michelle and TA Smith of Tennessee; five grandchildren, Ashley and Ryan Williams of Warren, Brittany and Tobin Terry of Mentor, Olivia Hall of Virginia, Daniel and Quynh Chicko of Virginia, and April Chicko of Virginia; and seven great-grandchildren, Adianna, Landyn, Torin, Jaxon, Teigan, Tavian and Mila.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Walter Hall.
Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 4920 Fairport Road, Newton Falls, OH 44444, with Pastor Richard Seaks officiating.
Calling hours will be two hours prior to service time, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Don will be laid to rest at Newton Falls Cemetery with full military honors by the Newton Falls Veterans Honor Guard.
The family has requested that all donations please be made to either Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512, or Messiah Lutheran Church, 4920 Fairport Road, Newton Falls, OH 44444 in his memory.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440.
Family and friends may view Don’s obituary online or to send condolences, please visit www.james funeralhomeinc.com.