Donald A. Stratton – Obituary – Mahoning Valley


March 18, 1935 – November 25, 2021 (86 years old)

POLAND – Donald Allen Stratton, 86, died Thursday, November 25 at the Mercy Health Center in Boardman, surrounded by his family.

Donald was born March 18, 1935 to Boardman, son of James Allen and Ruth (Craig) Stratton.

Graduated from Boardman High School in 1953, he married former Mildred Guterba in February 1957 and soon after joined the United States Army.

Don was in the military from 1959 to 1962, during which time he was a radio relay operator and transporter.

Donald has been a faithful member of the Mount Olivet United Church of Christ for over 60 years. He was a former deacon and was the chair of the cemetery committee.

Don worked for Rohrer Engineering and retired from Forester Systems in 2000.

Don enjoyed being outside and in his beloved hobby store where he spent countless hours with his son Allen, where they meticulously worked on various projects.

He was gifted in mechanics and during his lifetime built two ultralight planes whose engines he modified. He successfully piloted the two microlights.

He also rebuilt Jeeps, Volkswagens, tractors, motorcycles and anything that had an engine. He was gifted and talented to be able to design and invent something from scratch.

Don also enjoyed spending time with his family in their cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, which he helped build. While he enjoyed riding alongside him on the many kilometers of trails with his wife, he met many other campers there who became special friends.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mildred; one daughter, Becky (Brad) Bierdeman; one son Allen (Jodie) Stratton; grandchildren Brennan Stratton, Zac White and Marissa White; and great-grandchildren Lucy, Zander and Tatum.

Besides his parents, Donald was predeceased by his sisters Martha Hickman and Carol Orr.

The family will receive friends Tuesday (November 30) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday (December 1) from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Church, 410 W. South Range Road, North Lima. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. The Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home will take care of the arrangements.

The family suggests that memorial donations can be made in Don’s name to the Mt. Olivet United Church of Christ Memorial Fund.

Family and friends are welcome to visit to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald A. Stratton, visit our flower shop.

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