Age 76, of North Canton, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013, at Aultman Compassionate Care Center. He was born on July 10, 1937, in Cadiz, OH to the late Charles and Mary (Lyle) Reppart. He was retired from the Akron Beacon Journal after thirty-five years of service. Donald was a dedicated and hardworking employee who was loved by all of his fellow employees for his sense of humor and quick wit. Although he was Deaf, he worked twice as hard to keep up in the hearing world. Donald had a passion for life and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was also a diehard Ohio State and Cleveland Browns fan. Donald loved the outdoors, a good meal, and his Chihuahua's Petey and Chiara. His smile and laugh were infectious and would light up a room. Donald formerly attended Wooster Nazarene Church of the Deaf.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Davis and Leafy Bohon, of Elkins, WV, and sisters-in-law, Nelda Reppart and Beverly Reppart.
Donald is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy (Bohon) Reppart; children, Douglas Reppart, of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Darrell (Brenda) Reppart, of Grove City, PA, and Susan (Paul) Dorando, of Green, OH; grandchildren, Jessica Reppart, Samuel and Cianna Dorando, Jayson and Jared Reppart; brothers and sister, David Reppart, Larry Reppart, Joe (Pauline) Reppart, Janet (Jim) Kennedy, Phillip (Cindy) Reppart, and John (Rochelle) Reppart, and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
The family would love to extend a special thank you to the staff at Aultman Compassionate Care Center for their extraordinary care that they showed to Don and his family.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald's name to the Aultman Compassionate Care Center (2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44708). Arrangements under the direction of Ohio Cremation and Professional Services (330-438-1745) Mark R. Vrabel Funeral Home, North Canton.
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