Donald O. Piar
August 13, 1929 ‒ March 07, 2016
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Donald O. Piar, age 86, of Mount Vernon passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon, March 7, 2016 at Knox Community Hospital. He was born August 13, 1929 in Mount Vernon to the late Oscar A. and Mary Alta (Frazee) Piar.
Don was a 1947 graduate of Saint Vincent de Paul High School and a faithful member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He honorably served his country as an MP with the Army 759th Military Battalion during the Korean War. Don was a lifetime farmer and retired after 40 years with Continental Can and Ludlow. Don’s favorite pastime was hunting, but his greatest love was his family, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Caroline “Carrie” (Sapp) Piar, whom he married on May 30, 1953; children, Mary Jane (Phil) Wolfe of Duluth, GA, Russell (Charlene) Piar of Wright City, MO, Raymond (Rani) Piar of Mansfield, Edward (Vicki) Piar of Mount Vernon, Donna Johnston of Heath and Kenneth Piar of Powell; grandchildren, Jarrod, Meredith, Maureen and Montannah Piar, Ellie (Corey) Cline, Natalie (Andy) Brenneman, Olivia, Lucie, and Lane Arnott, and Jacob Piar; step granddaughter, Emily Schirtzinger; step grandsons, Phillip and Josh Schiff; 8 great grandchildren; brothers, his twin Ronald of Mount Vernon, John of Mount Vernon, Glenn of Medina and Jim of Arizona; and a sister, Helen Phillips of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph and Charles; and an infant sister.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon. The Rosary will be recited following the evening visitation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond as the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Don’s memory to Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 303 East High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting, www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Donald O. Piar.