Donald was a proud U.S. Army Veteran and Ohio National Guard. He retired from the Granville IGA as Produce Manager and later returned to work at GFS. He was a member of the Buckeye Lake Eagles #3801, Newark Elks #391, was a past President of the PTA, and was a member of Newark Manennerchor.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean I. Dyar; four sons, Robert E. Gregg (Kelli) of Newark, Donald D. Dyar (Sue) of Newark, Thomas E. Dyar (Kelly) of Newark and Patrick J. Dyar (Jennifer) of Lexington, KY; one daughter, Mary E. Dyar Cannizzaro (Rick) of Heath; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one brother, Pat Dyar; and one sister, Mary Rosshirt of London, OH.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; and three sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058 and/ or Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, where the funeral service will follow visitation at 1:00 PM with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating. Burial will follow the service in Newark Memorial Gardens where military honors will be presented by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
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