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August 27, 1931 ~ June 28, 2020 (age 88)

Donald E. Booty, Sr., 88, of Youngstown, Ohio, passed away at St. Elizabeth Health Center on Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Born August 27, 1931, in Salem, Ohio, raised in Struthers, he graduated Struthers High School in 1949.  He was preceded in death by his parents, the former Ella L. Bennett and Harry W. Booty, Sr., Sister; Anna McLaughlin, Brothers; Lee, Charles, Harry (Jr.), William, Robert and David, Daughter; Cheryl L. Booty, Son; Donald E. Booty, Jr., and Grandson; Tyler Garrett Booty.

He leaves his cherished wife, the former Carol L. Heckert, whom he married January 11, 1958; Son, Shawn Booty, Sr., Daughter, Cynthia (Brian) Shambaugh; Grandchildren, Matthew (Erin) Shambaugh, Kurt (Kim Banks) Shambaugh and Shawn Booty, Jr.; Great Grandchildren, Olivia Grace Shambaugh and Tanner Matthew Shambaugh.

Donald proudly served in the United States Air Force and Navy.  He marched in parades for a number of years with his Amvets Unit #44.

After serving in the military, Don began his career with Modern Builders Supply as District Manager, then District Manager for Reynolds Metals Company, Kool-Vent, then Vice President/Partner in Vinyl Factory Outlet in Boardman, Ohio where he later retired.

In his spare time, he enjoyed designing birdhouses and feeders in his workshop for friends and family, working the Daily Crossword and watching his favorite teams on TV, the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns.  He even created a Facebook page recounting his days served in Tripoli that now has over 800 members.

He cherished his faith and family and enjoyed attending church.  He was truly an inspiration and a family man who would be there ‘no matter what’.  His unconditional love made him the man he grew to be, loved by all and will be missed by all.

We would like to thank the compassionate staff at Humility House (his home away from home) for their love and friendship during his time at the facility.  As you work through your day, know that you are loved for the special care you provide to each of the residents.

Thank you also to the staff of the MICU Unit at St. Elizabeth Health Center for your gentle and compassionate care given to Don and his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boardman Baptist Church, 1207 Shields Road, Boardman, Ohio  44512 or Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown, Ohio  44515.

Due to COVID-19, the six-foot rule will be honored and guests whose health allows are asked to wear a mask.  For the safety of everyone, we politely ask that all visitors do not linger at the funeral home after seeing the family.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 1st, 1:00 PM with Pastor Wayne Wible officiating.
at Blackstone Funeral Home, 672 Churchill Road, Girard, Ohio  44420. The family will receive relatives and friends from 12:00- 1:00 PM.                             

Internment will be at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.




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