Donald F. Johns

June 18, 1936 ‒ July 07, 2012

Delaware, Ohio

Donald F. Johns, age 76 of Delaware passed away Saturday morning, July 7, 2012 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born on June 18, 1936 in Delaware to the late Bernard and Julia (Abrams) Johns. A graduate of Willis High School in 1954, he also served in the US Army Reserves. He worked as a mechanic at Keefer’s Chevrolet, Gene David Buick, Nestlé’s in Sunbury and retired as terminal supervisor for PPG in Delaware.

Attending the Delaware Bible Church, he was not only a servant to God, but also to his community. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. An outdoorsman at heart, he enjoyed camping, boating and fishing for walleye on the waters of Lake Erie. He favored tractors of all types, especially Internationals. Considered a problem solver, he had a special knack for figuring out how to fix things, specifically those mechanical in nature. He will be remembered for his helping hands and time spent with his treasured grandchildren.

He is survived by his main interest and beloved wife of 54 years: Judy (Burwell), sons: Greg (Patty) Johns of Marietta, GA, Steve (Lori) Johns of Delaware, grandchildren: Andrew, Joshua, Zachary, and Benjamin, sister: Judy (Frank) Dolfinger of Delaware, and brother Jack (Linda) Johns of Delaware.

He was also preceded in death by a sister Charlotte Garrison.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Delaware Bible Church with Pastor Marvin Hintz officiating and burial will follow in Marlborough Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Snyder Rodman Community Room after the services.

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