Donald Dooley

September 18, 1943 - December 5, 2015

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Donald Lynn Dooley, 72, of Irwin, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the James Cancer Hospital, Columbus.

He was born September 18, 1943 in Mechanicsburg, the son of Dewey and Zelda (Hayes) Dooley.

Donald was a 1961 graduate of Fairbanks High School. He retired from Navistar in 1992 after over 30 years of service. Donald enjoyed flea markets, yard sales, antiques, and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Susie (James) Dooley; brothers, Fred L. & Rosella (Casto) Dooley and Ronald G. & Nell (Combs) Dooley both of Rosedale; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; brother & sister-in-law, Doris E. & Della (Skaggs) Dooley; sister & brother-in-law, Darlene & Joseph Smith.

A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg with Rev. Kenny Cordell officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4-6 p.m.

Donald was an avid Ohio State Buckeye Fan. The family requests that everyone wear OSU attire in memory of Donald.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com


James Lowery - Dec 11, 2015

To Don Dooley’s family.
Don and I were classmates at Fairbanks. My wife Kathy and I send our condolences to his family and to his brother, Ron and family. Don was always friendly and had good things to talk about in conversation. Like Don, I am a big Buckeye fan. We both got much enjoyment watching our Bucks play over the years.
May Don rest in peace and may his family be blessed knowing that Don is in that special, wonderful place now.
Sincerely, Jim and Kathy Lowery

Dave Poland - Dec 11, 2015

Don was a great man and coworker at Navistar. he was always sincere and friendly.He will be missed

Tammy Yanssens - Dec 7, 2015

I am so sorry to hear about sweet Mr. Dooley. I was his chemo nurse on 5 James, and I just loved taking care of him and enjoying his brothers with all their stories. He will be missed, and I send my thoughts and prayers.
Fondly, Tammy Yanssens

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