Donald A. Pertuset, 92
dad was freed from this earthly bondage on the 22nd of May 2022. From his many years of suffering with Asbestosis. Dad passed away peacefully at home. All his children were at his bed side. He asked to let the world know how proud he was of all his sons and daughters. He loved them as much as they loved him. He walked among us 92 years, and in that time, he lived more in one lifetime than most people do in two. For his children and grandchildren, he left some very big shoes to fill!
Dad was born April 16, 1930 to Francis and Bertha (Evans) Pertuset of McDermott, Ohio who preceded him in death.
He married the love of his life Lona (Cable) Pertuset on March 3, 1951. To this union was born 8 children: Doyle (Diane) Pertuset of Hebron, Ohio, Claudia (David, deceased) Schackart of Beaver, Ohio, Donald W. Pertuset (deceased) formally of McDermott, Ohio, Marvin (Beverly) Pertuset of McDermott, Ohio, David (Jennifer) Pertuset of Crestview, Florida, Marsha (Paul) Mathews of Beaver, Ohio, Minnie (Brian) Moore of Tavares, Florida, and Bill (Cindy) Pertuset of McDermott, Ohio. From these 8 we have generated 16 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 13 step great grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren.
Not only was Dad preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 36 years, but one son and close companion Donald W. Pertuset; two brothers, George Pertuset, Frank Pertuset, and three sisters, Ruth Ewing, Wanda Conley, and Rosemary Cable.
Besides his children, he is leaving behind 1 sister, Janie Baldwin and several nieces and nephews.
Dad attended Otway school, which he only attended until 8th grade, then joined the U.S. Navy 1948-1950 where he served during the Korean Conflict, and the U.S. Navy Reserves 1950-1956. He held employment at Portsmouth Atomic Plant 1952-1956, N&W Railroad 1956-1961, Northwest Schools 1965-1971 and 1984-1989. Dad was a self-employed contractor/timber cutter for Mead Corp. 1961-1984 and self-employed farmer for several years. Dad was Union Township trustee from 1984-1988 and again from 2001-2005. Dad is a member of American Legion 363, Nauvoo Masonic Lodge 763, also a former member of American Veterans 2352, Township Association, Teamsters Union, Building Trades Union & Operators Union.
The 8 years we lived in the state of Florida during the winter months, Dad worked at Tropicana, Rockaway Construction, U.S. Sugar Mill and Dickson Black Top Plant. Dad retired in 1989, but he continued to raise the best gardens in Scioto County, that fed many, many families, friends and neighbors. Dad joined Little Jewel Old Regular Baptist Church in Ashland, KY in 1964, and held that belief until his death.
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the many dedicated nurses and Aides from PCM & NCP and the SOMC & VA Hospital and SOMC Hospice. All of us children want to thank Dad and Mom, for teaching us GOD, LOVE, FAMILY, COUNTRY and HARD WORK! Those values are what made us who we are today.
Visiting hours will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville and one hour prior to the service at the church. A masonic service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday by Nauvoo Masonic Lodge 763. Services will be Noon Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Lombardsville Church with his son-in-law, Paul Mathews officiating. Burial will be in Garvin Cemetery laid beside our mother following the services, friends and family are invited to join the family at the Lombardsville Community Church for refreshments. Military graveside rites will be conducted by William A. Baker Post 363 of Lucasville and James Irwin Post No. 622, American Legion. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Legion Post 363, 228 New Hope Road, Lucasville, Ohio.