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Donna J. Seaman

SHELBY: Donna J. Seaman, age 76, of Shelby, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Crestwood Care Center.

She was born August 14, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of the late Lester J. and Pearl (Wilson) Heinz. Donna was a graduate of Willoughby High School and received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from The Ohio State University. She continued her education with a Master's in Education from the University of Akron. Donna began her career teaching special education at Newhope in Mansfield and at Shelby Jr. High. She went on to Mansfield City Schools where she was a special education supervisor followed by principal at both Hedges Elementary and Sherman Elementary Schools. She retired from Shelby City Schools where she was principal at Central Elementary School.

Donna enjoyed traveling with her husband Dean, reading, and dining out and her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

Donna is survived by her husband, Dean Seaman whom she wed in 1979; her children, Joyce Malainy (John Wagner) of Johnstown, OH and Mark S. (Karen) Malainy of Canton, MI; step children, Becky Seaman of Shiloh, Lanny (Angie) Seaman of Shiloh, and Melanie Seaman of Mansfield; 4 grandsons, Vincent Malainy, Lance Seaman, Tyler Seaman and Logan Seaman; a great grandson, Christopher Seaman; and sister-in-law, June Heinz. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers: Lester Heinz and Milton Heinz.

A life celebration will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 2-4 PM at the Shelby Senior and Community Center. Care provided by Turner Funeral Home. To leave a condolence or share a memory, please visit

Published in the News Journal on July 28, 2013
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