Donald L. Mencer

May 8, 1930 - January 24, 2021
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Donald L. Mencer, 90, of Dover, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 in his home following a period of declining health.

Born in Massillon, he was the son of the late John and Ruth (Baad) Mencer and a 1948 graduate of the former Beach City High School. In 1951, Donald was drafted in the United States Army and had se…

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Donald L. Mencer, 90, of Dover, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 in his home following a period of declining health.

Born in Massillon, he was the son of the late John and Ruth (Baad) Mencer and a 1948 graduate of the former Beach City High School. In 1951, Donald was drafted in the United States Army and had served in Japan for almost two years attaining the rank of Staff Sargent before being honorably discharged in 1953.

After his discharge, he was employed by the former W. Bingham Wholesale Hardware Company in Cleveland, working as a traveling salesman in this area for six years until the company went out of business in 1959. Donald then began his employment with Timken Roller Bearing at Canton and eventually retired from there as a tool setter, after 34 years with the company.

Donald was a longtime member of Dover First Methodist Church; having attended for over 50 years. Other memberships include The Tuscarawas Senior Center, the $1.25 Andy Griffith Club and the Dover American Legion Post 205. His hobbies included fishing, playing cards and traveling but mostly he loved being with his family.

On February 27, 1955, Donald married his wife, Joyce M. (Cash) Mencer and together shared over 65 years of marriage before his passing. Also surviving are his four sons; Gregory Mencer of North Canton, Timothy Mencer of Massillon, Eric (Erica) Mencer of Bolivar and Michael Mencer of Murrieta, California; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his three brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert (Margaret) Cash, C. James (Jean) Sinfield and Charles (Janice) Sinfield.

The family will greet friends and family on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 10 to 11 AM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover where a funeral service celebrating Donald’s life will begin at 11 AM with Pastor David St.Aubin officiating. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery at Beach City.

It is the family’s request that instead of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Donald’s memory to either Dover First Methodist Church, 1725 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622, or, Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

Due to COVID 19, safety precautions will be taken. The 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests are required to wear a mask to enter the funeral home. For the safety of everyone, and to allow other guests to pay their respects, we politely ask that visitors who do not intend to stay for the service, to not linger in the funeral home and to promptly exit the building after greeting the family.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 29, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Due to COVID 19, safety precautions will be taken. The 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests are required to wear a mask to enter the funeral home. For the safety of everyone, and to allow other guests to pay their respects, we politely ask that visitors who do not intend to stay for the service, to not linger in the funeral home and to promptly exit the building after greeting the family.


Service Information

Date: Friday, January 29, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 29, 2021

South Lawn Cemetery

Address:

, BEACH CITY, OH,

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Dover First United Methodist Church

1725 N. Wooster Avenue
Dover, Ohio 44622

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: May 8, 1930
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Karen Forsythe posted on 1/28/21

May you feel God’s peace and love ever so much more now during your time of grieving. May the lifetime of wonderful memories be of comfort to your heart and soul. May knowing that Don is alive & rejoicing with his Savior bring you joy. May the expectation of reuniting with him in heaven temper the void. May you know how much you are loved.

 

Becky and Bob Horn posted on 1/27/21

Thinking of you with deepest sympathy at this sad time.

 

Mary Warfield posted on 1/27/21

Joyce and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Wednesdays will not be the same at the Senior Center. I will miss our card games. God bless and keep you. Mary Warfield

 

Jean Sinfield posted on 1/27/21

Don you will be sadly missed. It was always a joy to be with you.

 

Paul Hagloch posted on 1/27/21

I have many great memories of Mr. Mencer BSA Troop #94. A fine man, a sad loss. Love, joy and prayers to all.

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 1/27/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Donald L. Mencer, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Donald L. Mencer, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Susan Penrod posted on 1/26/21

Sorry to hear about Don. I know you were friends to my mom Jeanne Ickes. I will try and relay the message.

 

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