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1933 Donald 2009

Donald L. Tomlinson Sr.

October 31, 1933 — September 3, 2009

Donald L. "Don" Tomlinson Sr., 75 of Cortland passed away at 3:45am Thursday September 3, 2009 at his residence. Don was born on October 31, 1933 in Mecca, the son of the late John Chester and Evelyn Avonia (McPheron) Tomlinson. A lifetime area resident, Don was a 1951 graduate of Maplewood High School where he went to study aviation engineering at Tri-State. He was a member of Mecca Community church, a charter member of the Mecca Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Cortland Moose Lodge #1012, Cortland Masonic Lodge #529, Mecca Grange and the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed hunting, traveling, and was an avid investor. Don enjoyed aviation and received his pilots license. Don was employed as the manager of Tri-Cash & Carry Lumber, Busy Beaver, Fagen's Inc., and was president of the Ideal Investment Club. He also owned and operated Tomlinson's Trucking Inc. and had his own farm which he was active with up until his passing. Don married the former, Sadie Dunlap on December 15, 1951 by whom he is survived. Together they shared 57 years of marriage. Also surviving Don are his children; Donald Lee (Teresa) Tomlinson Jr. of Cortland, Sherry McFall of Kellar, Texas, Kimberly Tomlinson of Mecca; grandchildren Adrienne Avonia Rawl, Patrick J. McFall, Paige L. Miller; three great granddaughters and a sister Carolyn Rowe of Mecca, Ohio. Funeral Services will be 11am Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at Shafer-Winans Funeral Chapel in Cortland. The family will be receiving friends on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and one hour prior to the service. A Masonic service will be held at 5:45pm. Interment will be at East Mecca Cemetery. Material Contributions can be made in Don's memory to the Cortland Moose Lodge #1012, 6400 St. Rt. 46, Cortland, Ohio 44410 or to University Hospitals Department of Institutional Development, P.O Box 74947, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-9927. Family and Friends may view this obituary online and send condolences to www.shaferwinanschapel.com

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, September 7, 2009

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Shafer-Winans Funeral Chapel

164 North High Street, Cortland, OH 44410

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Memorial Service in the Near Future

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Shafer-Winans Funeral Chapel

164 North High Street, Cortland, OH 44410

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Cemetery

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mecca Township ~ East

OH

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