Donald Ray "Don" Aston

ID#154, b. 2 February 1931, d. 5 May 2015
Father: Joseph M. "Joe" Aston
Mother: Mary Gertrude Ryan

Birth date: 2 February 1931
Birth place: Bear Ridge (off Fork Ridge), Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2 Like his siblings, he was born at home.1

On 5 May 2015 at age 84, Donald died at home (Champion, Trumbull County, Ohio.)3,2

An online obituary was published by the Carl W. Hall Funeral Service, Inc. Carl W. Hall Funeral Service, Inc., 533 North Park Avenue, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.2 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"Donald R. Aston
February 2, 1931 - May 5, 2015
Resided in Champion, OH

Donald R. Aston, 84, of Champion, OH passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at his home. He was born February 2, 1931 in Glen Easton, WV, the son of the late Joseph M. and Mary (Ryan) Aston.

He retired in 1988 from Packard Electric after 36 years of service as an electrician. Don was a veteran of the United States Army. During Don's younger days he enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an avid hunter all of his life. He loved spending time with his family at his hunting camp in West Virginia. Don was a member of the Trumbull County Rod and Gun Club, NRA and a member of the Mecca Moose.

Don is survived by his wife, Kay Aston of Champion, OH, whom he married on September 29, 1962; two daughters, Barbara Aston of Albany, NY and Lisa Popescu of Bristolville, OH; a son, Charles (Melany) Aston of Champion, OH; sisters, Annie, Mary, Emma. Maxine and Patty; brothers, Thomas, Joseph, Isaac and Paul; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Judy; brothers, Henry, Johnny and Harry; and great granddaughter, Alyssa Wynn.

Per Don's request no services will be held. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are being handled by Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. Don's obituary may be viewed and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

The family requests that material contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market Street Youngstown, Ohio 44512, in his memory"

[original spelling and punctuation retained]

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=29 Jan 2016


  1. [S229] Interview with Mary "Peggy" (Aston) Kuhn by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 08 September 2001.
  2. [S2061] Donald R. Aston obituary, presented by Carl W. Hall Funeral Service, Inc., Warren, Ohio, online…
  3. [S2060] United States Obituary Collection, online (Provo, Utah: Operations Inc), Donald Ray Aston data.