Donald R. Dedow, 88, of Cortland, passed away peacefully Monday June 4, 2018 at Ohio Living Lake Vista in Cortland. He was born December 24, 1929 in Howard’s Grove, Wis., the son of Alvin and Anna Dedow.
He was a graduate of Waupaca High School, Waupaca, Wisconsin in 1947, a United States Air Force veteran, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering in 1955. He worked at the Packard Electric Division of General Motors in Warren, Ohio for 38 years, retiring as manufacturing manager in 1993.
He was the past president of the Trumbull Country Club, the Children’s Rehabilitation Center, Warren Little League, and The United Way. He was one of the founding members of the National Packard Museum in Warren, and served as its vice president for a time. Over the years, he was very active in various community organizations and the Trumbull 100, holding key positions in these organizations.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Ann Hanewall Dedow, whom he married June 8, 1957; one daughter, Diane (Charles) Dryer of Grand Blanc., Mich.; two sons, Mark (Claire) Dedow of Naples, Fla., and Todd (Susan) Dedow of Catonsville, Md.; and ten grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents, one brother, one sister, and a grandson.
Friends may call 3:00 to 4:00 pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, and are invited to attend a memorial service in his honor at 4:00 pm, immediately following the visitation. A private family burial is planned.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made either to Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Rd., Suite 2D, Canfield, Ohio 44406, or to the National Packard Museum. 1899 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, Ohio 44483.