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Donald K. GORRELL Ph.D.


1928 - 2016
Donald K. GORRELL Ph.D. Obituary

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GORRELL, PhD, Donald K. Age 88, of Delaware passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware, Ohio. Don was born on January 24, 1928 in Cleveland Ohio to the late Floyd and Mildred (Perk) Gorrell. He was also preceded in death by his step- father, Fred Parker. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lois (Pferrer) Gorrell. Don was a loving and devoted father to his children: Jim (Julie) Gorrell of Delta; Sharyl (Scott) Syler of Louisville; Joyce (Daniel) Recker of Dublin. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up. They include Adam Gorrell, Levi (Matina) Gorrell, Ben (Shanna) Gorrell, David (Steph) Gorrell, Greg (Alexandra) Syler, Melissa Syler, Allison Recker, Brian Recker, Cara Recker, and 4 great grandchildren Lucian, Thaine, Ezeckial, Lorilye. Don graduated from Miami University in Ohio and earned a PhD at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland and a Doctor of Divinity from Yale University. He was a professor of church history at United Theological Seminary in Dayton for 33 years. Don and Lois enjoyed traveling together throughout the United States, the Holy Lands, and Europe before and after retirement. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday June 30th at Willow Brook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way S., Delaware, Ohio 43015, where a reception will immediately follow. Arrangements entrusted to Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Don's honor to the , 39 W. Winter St. Delaware, Ohio 43015 or Willow Brook Christian Village. To share a condolence or memory visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on June 26, 2016
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