DONALD MUMPER, 85
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Recent resident of Redlands , and former long-term resident of La Canada Flintridge, Donald Mumper died in his sleep on Saturday, November 24 ,at his residence in Yucaipa.
Don was born in 1927, in Akron Ohio. He grew up in Akron and joined the Merchant Marines at age 17. Upon turning 18, he joined the US Navy, serving during WWII aboard the USS Columbus, where he was part of the shakedown cruise. During his tour of duty, Donald toured Japan, China, and Hawaii, as he proudly served his country. He was honorably discharged in California, where he met his wife of 50 years, Irene. They married in 1952, and they settled in West Los Angeles where they raised three children . The move from West L.A. to La Canada kept him in closer proximity to his workplace at Ralph M. Parsons in Pasadena . He retired from Ralph M. Parsons Corp. as Procurement manager.
Don was predeceased by his wife Irene 10 years ago, and is now survived by his three children; sons, James and Timothy and daughter Lauri and their spouses. He also leaves behind his six grandchildren, Matthew, Jeffrey, Amanda, Devin, Joseph and Christopher; two step-grandchildren, Richard and Melissa; and three great grandchildren, Victoria, Lillian and Alexandra. He is also survived by his older brother William Mumper.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday the First of December, at Little Church of the Flowers at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to one of the following: SKIDETTES, 215 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA 91011; GOT yOUR BACK www.gybsd.org; or Kid Care INTERNATIONAL www. kidcare.org.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2012