Obituary of Donald Wayne Pouewells
Donald Wayne Pouewells, age 77 of Ashtabula, OH and previously Painesville, OH, received his final discharge on August 8, 2022 at University Hospital in Cleveland. He was born on June 28, 1945 in Painesville to the late Alonzo Pouewells and Ora Lee (Coker) Pouewells. Don enlisted in the U.S. Army immediately after his time at Thomas W. Harvey High School, serving 3 tours in the Vietnam War. Following the army, he worked at Coe Manufacturing for 23 years ending his career there as a supervisor, then moved on to working for Proficient Machining in Mentor where he retired. Don was a longtime member of St. John Baptist Church where he loved playing the piano. He also enjoyed four wheeling, going to casinos, traveling, Chinese food, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his daughter, Meredith Pouewells, and son, Aaron (Ashley) Pack; granddaughter, Alison Pack; sister, Sandra Coleman; as well as his nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his Godparents, Mother Meredith and Daddy Meredith; siblings, Robert Pouewells, Percy Pouewells, Kenneth Pouewells, Dolores Pouewells, John Lange, and Glenda Pouewells.
Don’s memorial service will be held at St. John Baptist Church on Saturday, August 20 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Research Institute can be made.
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