Donald C. “Donnie” VanBrimmer
October 30, 1930 ‒ March 20, 2013
Donald C. “Donnie” VanBrimmer was born on Oct. 30, 1930 to Charles and Helen (Fish) VanBrimmer in the family farm house on Warrensburg Road in Delaware. He passed away at his home, Wednesday, March 20, 2013 after a brief illness with the loving care of his family and hospice.
He married Naoma Hawkins on June 7, 1952 at the home of his parents near Pharisburg, Ohio.
Donald leaves to morn his wife of almost 61 years Naoma, his children: Cathy (Jim) Johnson, Connie (David) Curry, Wayne VanBrimmer (Linda Hickman) , and Tina (Jared) Martindale, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, as well as brother Harold (Beverly) VanBrimmer of Ostrander, sister Susie (Bob) Coffman of Marion, many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by parents, brothers: Eddie, Jay, and Joe VanBrimmer, as well as sister Mae McIntire.
A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he worked as a heavy equipment operator in construction. With hands that were never idle, he could fix or fabricate anything. As a mentor and role model, he taught many youth the skills of his various trades.
Donnie was a life member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association and a 44 year member of American Legion Post #368 in Prospect. He attended Scioto Valley Christian Union Church. Humble, quiet, and with a keen sense of humor he was the consummate flirt. A loyal Ford man with a warm personality, he was blessed with an immense circle of friends because of his easy going nature.
He cherished time with his family and friends in his shop and home. The works of his hands will forever be his lasting legacy.
Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware, where services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, with Pastor’s Don Alexander and Whitney Budd officiating. Burial will follow in Radnor Cemetery with military honors preformed by the Delaware County Veterans Assoc.
A reception will follow the services at the Radnor Township Hall.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorial contributions be made to Scioto Valley Christian Church, 5447 Riverside Dr., Delaware, OH 43015 or HomeReach Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com