Donna Jean Blasiman

SALEM-Donna Jean Blasiman, 79, of Salem died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, with her husband by her side at her home after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Donna, a lifelong resident of the Salem area, was born March 14, 1934, in Salem to the late Wilbur and Lena Miller Weaver. She graduated from Greenford High School in 1952. She married the love of her life, Wilbur E. Blasiman, on May 8, 1953. He survives. The Blasiman’s, their children, their family and their friends happily celebrated the couple’s 60th anniversary in May 2013.

Mrs. Blasiman pursued her education degree and graduated from the former Youngstown State College (nka YSU) in 1963 and from Kent State University with her Masters in Education in 1972. She was a much beloved and celebrated teacher with the West Branch School District for 30 years.

Donna was a lifelong member, a choir member and an elder of the Concord Presbyterian Church. She and Wilbur were avid Cleveland sports fans, particularly the Indians, and supported West Branch sports. Donna was a caring and loving individual to her family, students, church and community.

Survivors include her husband, Wilbur E. Blasiman; three sons, Gary Blasiman of Canton, Ohio, Gerald Blasiman at home and Doug (Bev) Blasiman of Hudson, Mich.; six grandchildren, Scott Blasiman of Columbus, Ohio, Jayme Blasiman of Columbus, Ohio, Michelle (Chris) Olsgard of Columbus, ohio, Jackie Blasiman of Pittsburgh, Pa., Eric Blasiman of Hudson, Mich., and Craig Blasiman of Hudson, Mich.; and four great-grandchildren.

Donna is also survived by her brother, John Weaver, of Salem, Ohio. She will be missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Paul Heaver; her brother, Leroy Weaver, her sister-in-law, Joyce Weaver, and nephew, Jeff Weaver.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.14, 2013, at the Concord Presbyterian Church, 10013 S. Salem-Warren Road, Salem. The Rev. Joyce Reynolds and the Rev. Donald P. Barnes will be officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, 1617 E. State Street, Salem, and from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Concord Presbyterian Church.

The Blasiman Family would like to thank everyone who helped us during Donna’s long illness. We’d especially like to thank Senior Independence Hospice for their kindness and care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Senior Independence Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Building E, Canfield, OH 44406 or Concord Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 10013 S. Salem-Warren Road, Salem, OH 44460.

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