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Dr. Donald E. Hale

May 17, 1934 ~ December 3, 2017 (age 83)

Dr. Donald Emerson Hale, Jr., 83, of Mansfield (formerly of Shelby) died December 3, 2017, at his home. 

He was born May 17, 1934, in Rochester, MN to Dr. Donald E. and Marian (Pomroy) Hale. Don was a 1952 graduate of Shaker Heights High School,  received his undergraduate degree at Miami University, and completed dental school at Case Western Reserve University. While at Miami University, he met Sara, his wife of 57 years. Don also served his country as a dentist in the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1966, before opening his family practice in Shelby; he retired from dentistry in 2008. 

Don enjoyed playing golf with his friends and was a very talented musician, playing numerous instruments. He played the bagpipes for the Royal Scots Highlanders and the trumpet for the Ribticklers Dixieland Jazz Band. He also belonged to SAC and to the Shelby Country Club. He had numerous hobbies including handball, bicycling and skeet shooting. Don enjoyed family vacations, especially when they included his grandchildren. He always looked forward to music camp trips with his brothers, Ed and Brad.

Survivors include his wife Sara (Burnett) Hale, whom he married August 15, 1959; son Kevin (Meredith) Hale of Woodstock, GA; daughters Kathy (Eric) Louttit of Brecksville, OH, Cary (Robert) Carcione of Ontario, OH and Sally Giefer of Lexington, OH; grandchildren Elizabeth Hale, Megan and Sara Louttit, Jane and Ty Carcione, Sheldon White and Clara and Lydia Giefer, and one brother Edward (Lynn) Hale of Muncie, Indiana.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Bradford and Malcolm Hale. 

A private family celebration will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be sent to The Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra or to The Renaissance Theatre at PO Box 789 Mansfield, OH 44901.



Charitable donations may be made to:

The Renaissance Theatre
PO Box 789, Mansfield OH 44901

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