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Obituary for DONALD W. DeCHANT

DONALD W. DECHANT, age 91. Beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (nee Mills). Loving father of Michael (Elizabeth “Betty”), Jerome (deceased), Susan Wilgus (John), Thomas (Donna), Jann, and Mark (Nancy). Dear grandfather of 15, and great-grandfather of 21. Brother of the late Dolores Moore. Don was a 1944 graduate of Lakewood High School, and a 1950 graduate of Kent State University. He also served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Radioman during WWII. Passed away May 7, 2018. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernadette Church 2256 Clague Rd. Wednesday May 16, at 10:30AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends May Call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) TUESDAY from 4 – 8 pm. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions be made to St. Bernadette School, 2300 Clague Rd., Westlake, OH 44145. The Jerome W. DeChant Endowment Fund at St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, OH 44107 or The DeChant Family Endowment Fund at Magnificat High School, 20770 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116 or the Leo B. Mills Family Endowment Fund at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School 15 N. Maple Street, Akron, OH 44303.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Westlake

25620 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145





10:30 AM
St. Bernadette Church

2256 Clague Road
Westlake, OH 44145

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph Cemetery (Avon)

32789 Detroit Rd.
Avon, OH 44011


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