Donna Jule (Burton) Bosko
December 21, 1940 ‒ April 15, 2017
MANSFIELD: Her hands now at rest, Donna Jule (Burton) Bosko-lifelong musician and well respected piano instructor passed away Saturday April 15, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. She was 76.
The daughter of Frank and Thelma (Hockenberry) Burton, Donna was born December 21, 1940 in Mansfield. She graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1958.
At age five Donna began her first piano lessons. For the following 70 years she would play and instruct students in piano. Having a strong musical background and following high school, Donna graduated from Stephens College earning an Associate’s Degree in Music Education. She later studied music at the Ohio State University. Donna studied under Elizabeth Pastor at Ashland College as well as the Margaret B. Hall Piano Studio where she began teaching students as well. Over the following 40 years, Donna would offer private piano lessons to hundreds of students ranging from children to adults.
She was a member of the American Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, Ohio Music Teachers Association, and the National Guild of Piano Teachers.
Donna also enjoyed gardening and tending to both her vegetables and flowers.
She is survived by her children Kimberley (Kevin) Allgood of Oak Park, Illinois and Eric (Renee) Bosko of Florida; grandchildren Nathaniel and Violet Allgood, Carmen, Brandon, and Sydney Bosko; great grandchildren Ayden and Aubrey; sister Darlene (Burton) Meehan of Mansfield; nephew Frank (Susan) Basting of Columbus; great niece Judy Basting.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Ed Meehan.
Donna’s family will receive friends Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10am-12pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 12 noon. Celebrant Dave Roberts will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
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