Don Joseph Biasella
59, beloved son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully at Summa Akron City Hospital on Jan. 16 after a long-term illness. He was born at Timken Mercy Hospital in Canton on June 10, 1953 to Susie Polsinelli Biasella and Dominick Biasella Jr. He was a graduate of Canton Lincoln High School in 1971 where he served as Senior Class President, and played football and baseball. He was also a cum laude graduate of Ashland College in 1976, where he double majored in marketing and economics. He worked as an international sales manager at Emery Worldwide for 22 years and was disabled for the past 11 years. Some if his interests included coaching various sports teams his children were involved in through the YMCA and Holly Hills Baseball League for many years. He also loved golf, tennis, and watching any Ohio sports team. Don was a member of The Holy Name Society at St. Anthony/All Saints Catholic Parish, The Carroll County Commission for the Advancement of the Arts, and gave generously to many charities over the years. His pride and joy was the happiness and well being of his family. He is preceded in death by his loving, caring parents and his father and mother-in-law, Dr. George and Helen Rankin of Carrollton.
Don is survived by his wife, Jan, of 34 years; his daughter, Erin (Mitchell) Wagner; son, Ryan; grandchildren, Dominick and Donovan Wagner, and Mariella Biasella; his sister, Karen ((Michael) French; brother, Rick (Tina) Biasella; sister-in-law, Susan (John) Rutledge; nieces and nephews, Jason Rutledge, Jamie (Bryan) Raach, Maria, Diana, Olivia, and Sara Biasella, and Eric and Ian French.
Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rossi Funeral Home with services to follow at 1 p.m., Rev. Fr. Tom Bishop officiating. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Center or the
Published in The Repository on Jan. 18, 2013