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Donald F. "Don"
Donald F. "Don" Clifford, age 81, of Toledo, OH, died peacefully at home on Thursday, April 17, 2014, doing what he loved most - sitting in his favorite
recliner, watching the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland
Don was born in Toledo on December 3, 1932, to Cyril J. "Jack" and Virginia M. (Byrne) Clifford. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1950, and went on to work in the trucking industry for many years. He eventually settled in at The Blade, where he worked in the circulation department for 28 years, retiring in 1998.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, John Clifford, and his nephew, Michael "Mick" Clifford. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy (Trawinski); his son, Kevin; daughter, Nicole (Greg) Justus; much-beloved grandsons, Brent and Daniel Clifford and Gavin Justus; sister-in-law, Margie; niece, Susan (Tom) Deckelman; great-niece, Allison (Mark) Murawski, and great-nephews, Jeff and Andy Deckelman.
Per Don's wishes, there will be no viewing or funeral
services. However, his family will celebrate his memory at a private dinner, and a mass will be offered up at Blessed Sacrament Church at a
future date. The family would like to thank Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home for their care and compassion during this time.
Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home
1163 West Sylvania Ave Toledo, OH 43612
Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 27, 2014