Donald M. Marcum of Mansfield

Donald M. Marcum, 84, of Mansfield made his journey to his heavenly home Thursday, April 12, 2012 at his home after an extended illness. Don was born November 14, 1927 in Wilsondale, WV to Walter and Amanda Marcum. Don was a WWII veteran serving in the Pacific American Campaign, was a past Grand Knight and 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #4448, and 4th Degree member of Father Clemmon Falter Council. He was a member of St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Church where he was a choir member for 40 years. Don retired after 31 years from General Motors. He enjoyed time with his family, gardening and playing with his grandchildren. Donald was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and rarely missed a game. He also enjoyed singing and music all his life and his deep, bass voice will be missed by all who enjoyed listening to him sing throughout his life.
Donald is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Katherine E. (Nolen) Marcum; son, Donald L. Marcum (Moni Massa); daughter, Kathleen E. (Jeffrey) Eby; six grandsons, Benjamin, Sam, Daniel, Joshua, Jared and Jonah; three granddaughters, Christina, Meagan and Amanda; five great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Justin, Lauren, Xavier and Abram; two brothers, Robert Marcum of Mansfield and Rosco (Juanita) Marcum of East Lake, OH; a sister, Deloris Faye (Kenneth) Brain of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Marcum; granddaughter, Sara Ruth; parents; six brothers, Jarvey, Willis, Jennings, Walter Jr., Darryl and Franklin; and two sisters, Ernestine and Herma Louise.
Friends visited from 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. A Mass of Christian Burial was recited at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Church. Burial in Mansfield Cemetery followed with military honors by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Church, 1630 Ashland Road, Mansfield, OH 44905 or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805.