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FABIAN, DONALD BLAINE

FABIAN - Donald Blaine Age 88, of Erie, PA passed away following complications due to a stroke March 24, 2014. In 1943, "Rookie" received a football scholarship and attended Miami University of Ohio, but was interrupted when he joined the U.S. Merchant Marines to serve during WWII. Donald was an Elder and member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and was involved in missionary work in New Mexico, Alaska and The Chosen in India. For ten years Donald served Meals on Wheels, was on the Millcreek School Board for six years, belonged to the local Lions Club, coached area sports teams and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Habitat for Humanity. Donald's sense of humor was at the heart of his character. He will be lovingly missed by the love of his life for 68 years, wife Catherine Fabian; son, Douglas Blaine Fabian (Linda), of Buffalo NY; daughters Judith Nestor and Gayle Smith; grandchildren, Benjamin Fabian of Brooklyn NY, Emma Fabian of Buffalo, NY, Jeff and Bryan Smith, Jodi Askins, Tracy Johns and Carrie Bastow, along with four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held, in May, in Erie, PA. Arrangements are under the care of the Burton Westlake Funeral Home 3801 W. 26th Street Erie, Pa 16506.

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