EAST LIVERPOOL - Daun W. Gitschier, of East Liverpool, passed away following a lingering illness at the age of 91 on Friday, July 18, 2014, at the St. Mary's Alzheimer's Center in Columbiana.
He was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Newell. He was a son of the late Joseph and Marie Finley Gitschier, he was a member of the US Navy during WWII, Daun served for three years in the South Pacific aboard the USS Agawam. Daun was a 1941 graduate of Wellsville High School.
For 31 years, he was a carrier with the US Postal Service in East Liverpool.
Surviving is his "adopted daughter," Melissa Cunningham, and her children, Tyler and Lexi, and her stepson, Chaz, all of East Liverpool. Daun also leaves behind a special niece, Karen Dash of Wellsville, along with three great-nieces, Jennifer Brown and Kim Gitschier, both of Salem, and Jill Reeder of Wellsville.
In addition to his parents, Daun was preceded in death by his wife Mary E. Connelly Gitschier on Feb. 2, 2005; his son, Kurt Gitschier in 2010; as well as three brothers, Jerome, Melford and William Gitschier.
Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home on Monday, where the family will be present from 6-8 p.m.
Pastor Dirk Hall of The Living Well Church will officiate at a service at the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at St. Elizabeth's Cemetery in Wellsville where the Tri State Veterans Burial Group will provide full military honors.
View Daun's memorial webpage and send condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com