STOW - Don Thames, age 75, passed away 5/13/2019 after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by Father, John C. Thames Sr, Mother, Lucille Twardeck Thames, Brothers, John C. Thames Jr. and Edward Thames, Sisters, Theresa Thames Selvoski and Ruth Ann Thames.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cheryl Shiock Thames, Brother, Dr. Richard (Joyce) Thames, Sisters-in-law, Irene Hrutky Thames and Virginia Campesi Thames. Sons, Donnie (Wendy) Thames Jr., Michael (Jennifer) Thames and Eric Boston. Grandchildren Kyle (Alissa) Thames, Danielle Thames, David Reynolds, Andrew Thames, Bailey Boston and Jayden Boston. Don is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Don was born in Cokeburg, PA and lived his younger years in Bentleyville, PA He moved to the Akron Area and spent the last 40 years in Stow. Don worked as an Engineer for the Norton Co/Saint Gobain Co for 38 years and more recently for the Klaben Auto Group. Don was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and picking wild mushrooms. He was a past Commander of the Akron Power Squadron Boating Club. Don was a member of Redemption Chapel of Stow where he was involved in a Community Group and Men’s Bible Study Group.

Calling hours will be held at Redemption Chapel, 3900 Kent Rd, Stow, OH on Friday, May 24 from 11 am to 1 pm and services will follow. Arrangements entrusted to Blessing Hine Funeral Home 330-963-4100.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial may be made in Don's name to Redemption Chapel for their Building Fund.

Internment will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg, OH in a private service, (SS. 05/19/19).