Donald Lamont West (PAPA, Grandpa Don), 76, passed away Monday October 9, 2017.
Don is survived by children Kevin (Chad), Michael (Elisha), Donielle (Edwin); nine grandchildren and of course Chester. He is predeceased by his wife, Sharon West; his parents, Freda & Alton West.
Don was born in Akron and was a lifelong resident of Copley. He graduated from Copley High School and attended Case Western University. Don served in the U.S. Air Force and soon after married Sharon S. West and raised three children. He worked at multiple companies throughout his life. He retired from NORMLS in 2013. He continued to consult until recently. Don was a member of Mount Akra Lodge No. 680 F. & A.M.
Besides an unstopped work ethic, he had a deep passion for aircraft, tinkering and fixing just about everything. His deepest love was for his grandchildren, which were the light in his eyes. He will be missed, remembered and loved forever.
Per Don’s wishes, there will be no services scheduled. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the MAPS Air Museum, 2260 Industrial Parkway, N. Canton, OH 44720 in memory of Donald West.