Donald Harry Canton

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Donald Harry Canton

Arlington, TX - Donald Harry Canton, age 86, of Arlington, Texas passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 with his family by his side.

He was born in Northampton, MA on August 31, 1935, the son of Paul Joseph and Viola Marceline (Syriac) Canton. Don married the love of his life, Nancy Alexander in 1958, sharing 59 years of marriage before her passing in 2017.

Don is survived by five children, 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Don had many accomplishments in his life from working with Boeing on the original 747, working on the team that designed the transportation system at DFW airport, to being a civil engineer on many municipal projects throughout the metroplex and a 50 Year Member of the Society of Civil Engineers, but nothing was more important to him than his family.

Don loved life, his family and people. He could not walk into one of his regular stores he frequented without getting to know the staff and sharing a laugh each time. He always had a smile on his face and had those around smiling and laughing along with him. He will be remembered for his outgoing personality and the strength of his character. He has a special way about him.

His life will be celebrated with a memorial mass at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd in Arlington, Texas. A reception will follow in the church hall.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 306 W. Main St in Barnesville, Ohio. A graveside service will follow in Barnesville Catholic (Assumption) Cemetery, with a reception following in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to one of his favorite charities: St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Marines Toys for Tots, or the local food bank.

Online condolences may be expressed to his family at foundandsons.com.

Posted online on October 08, 2021

Published in Barnesville Enterprise

Obituaries in Barnesville, OH | Barnesville Enterprise

Donald Harry Canton

Found and Sons Funeral Chapel

Donald Harry Canton

Arlington, TX - Donald Harry Canton, age 86, of Arlington, Texas passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 with his family by his side.

He was born in Northampton, MA on August 31, 1935, the son of Paul Joseph and Viola Marceline (Syriac) Canton. Don married the love of his life, Nancy Alexander in 1958, sharing 59 years of marriage before her passing in 2017.

Don is survived by five children, 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Don had many accomplishments in his life from working with Boeing on the original 747, working on the team that designed the transportation system at DFW airport, to being a civil engineer on many municipal projects throughout the metroplex and a 50 Year Member of the Society of Civil Engineers, but nothing was more important to him than his family.

Don loved life, his family and people. He could not walk into one of his regular stores he frequented without getting to know the staff and sharing a laugh each time. He always had a smile on his face and had those around smiling and laughing along with him. He will be remembered for his outgoing personality and the strength of his character. He has a special way about him.

His life will be celebrated with a memorial mass at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd in Arlington, Texas. A reception will follow in the church hall.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 306 W. Main St in Barnesville, Ohio. A graveside service will follow in Barnesville Catholic (Assumption) Cemetery, with a reception following in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to one of his favorite charities: St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Marines Toys for Tots, or the local food bank.

Online condolences may be expressed to his family at foundandsons.com.

Posted online on October 08, 2021

Published in Barnesville Enterprise