Donald P. Palmer age 84 died Friday, December 18, 2020 at UH Geauga Medical Center.
Don was born on April 11, 1936 in Conneaut the son of Dominic and Mary (Vignal) Palmer. He was a 1954 graduate of Conneaut High School and went on to serve in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Antietam aircraft carrier as a radio operator from 1955 until he was honorably discharged in 1959. He returned home and worked for a short time at Conneaut Die Cast and then went on to work at Linde Wire Union Carbide and later retired from ESAB as a maintenance supervisor in 1998.
Don was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and the American Legion Cowle Post 151 where he served as financial officer. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and was an avid Cleveland sports fan. He loved to do puzzles, tinkering in his garage and remodeling. Don loved his family and friends dearly, especially his grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Frances Compora, Marguerite Copeland, Josephine Lengyel, Delores Shields, JoAnn Beaver and Betty Landolfi.
He is survived by his wife Carole Palagyi Palmer, whom he married September 14, 1963, a daughter Nancy and Frank “Todd” Dworning of LeRoy, Ohio, grandchildren Francis Anthony Dworning of East Lake, Ohio and Laura Dworning of Munson, Ohio, along with several nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at St. Mary Church 480 State Street, Conneaut with Father Philip Miller of Corpus Christi Parish officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Route 20, Conneaut where the American Legion Honor Squad will conduct military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Feed our Vets, Conneaut American Legion, 272 Broad St., Conneaut, Ohio, c/o Larry Latva. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.
Due to Covid-19 masks and social distancing will be required at the funeral home, church, and cemetery.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald P. Palmer, please visit our floral store.