Donald W. Hummrich, Sr., 77 of Rootstown, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Akron City Hospital. He was born October 7, 1936 in Elyria, Ohio to the late Louis and Josephine (Baker) Hummrich. Mr. Hummrich has lived in Rootstown the past four and half years and was formerly of Cuyahoga Falls and Hawaii. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and had retired after 37 years of service from United Airlines, where he worked in Cleveland, Ohio, LA, California and retired after working in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years Phyllis (Anderson) Hummrich, his children Susan Abshire of Rootstown, Donald W. Hummrich, Jr. of Bridgeville, PA, his grandchildren Kaitlin and Benjamin Abshire and Lindsay Deering. Also surviving are his siblings, Jane Eakins, Linda Zacovic both of Elyria, Louis Hummrich of Hawaii and Dave Hummrich of Kansas. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Robert and sister Marilynn Troup. There will be no calling hours or funeral services, cremation has taken place. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.
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Dear Hummrich family,
I was saddened to read of Don's death. We were class mates for our high school years and I have pleasnt memories of our time together. Don was our fastest runner on the track team and was modest about his achievements. In our free time we used to ride miles together on our bicycles visiting local friends and just passing time. Dave, I recall you often being with us in our activities. The memories of 4-H meetings and projects, the county fair and birthday parties are some of my cherished memories with Don and you. I feel a sence of loss yet have faith that Don is at rest with the Lord.
Don's friend and classmate, Dale Durkee