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Donald E.

April 6, 1926 – September 1, 2017

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Obituary for Donald E. Christofer

Services for Donald E. Christofer, 91, of Mentor, will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Mentor United Methodist Church, 8600 Mentor Avenue, Mentor.
The Rev. Kurt E. Landerholm will officiate at the service.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Avenue, Willoughby.

Mr. Christofer passed away peacefully on September 1, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Born April 6, 1926 in McCutchenville, Ohio, he lived in Lake County most of his adult life.

Mr. Christofer was a World War II United States Navy veteran and a member of Mentor United Methodist Church.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in education from Bowling Green State University. Mr. Christofer was employed as a mechanical design engineer at Stock Equipment Company and holds 13 patents.

In retirement, he was passionate about his hobbies. His woodcarvings, paintings, stained glass and bobbleheads will be treasured keepsakes for his family members.

Survivors are his wife of 71 years, Ruth M. (Mohr) Christofer; children, Judith (Ken) Mulh, Steven (Carol) Christofer, Karen (Gary) Lewis, Marijane (Rick) Randazzo and Chris (Misty) Christofer; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Jesse P. (Shiley) Christofer and sisters, Doris Fry and Anna Stahl.

Final resting place will be in Mentor Cemetery following the service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, Inc., 17876 Saint Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110-2602.

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When Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Davis - Babcock Funeral Home, Inc.
4154 Clark Avenue
Willoughby, OH 44094

Service Information

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 11:00am
Rev. Kurt E. Landerholm
Mentor United Methodist Church
8600 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

Interment Information

Mentor Cemetery
6881 Hopkins Road
Mentor, Ohio 44060
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