October 19, 1921 - March 15, 2018. Was WWII Radio Operator on B-17, shot down over Germany, held POW in Stalag 17B for 22 months. Served in Air Force; taught ROTC at Case Western, Top Air Force Recruiter for NE OH 1961; retired as Chief Master Sergeant after 23 years. OH Veterans Hall of Fame, Class of 2005. Local Commander of American Ex-Prisoners of War from 1999-2001; State Commander 2005. Lakewood Schools Teacher for 13 years, Garfield Elementary (5th & 6th grade); Teacher of the Year 1972; Lakewood Schools Staff Hall of Fame 1992 (2nd class inducted). 50-year volunteer with Boy Scouts of America, serving as Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, Explorer Advisor, and District Commissioner. Honored with Silver Beaver and International Scouter's Award, Protestant Adult Scouter Award. Served twice as Wood Badge Course Director. Father of an Eagle Scout. Thirteen years teaching "Growing Healthy Together" in Lakewood. Lakewood Christian Church, Elder; Member, Old Stone Church (Presbyterian). Master Mason. Avid fisherman and bowler. Nuts about Buckeyes (the tree & the candy!). Married to Helen (nee Krumreig) for 67 years. Survived by wife, Helen; son Clark; daughters Mary and Barbara; grandchildren Heidi, Eric and Heather; great-grandchildren Emma, Evan and Isabelle; plus many nieces and nephews. Also sisters-in-law, Mary Lou and Mary Jane; and brother-in-law, Richard. Predeceased by brother, Howard; sisters-in-law Norma, Evelyn and Elaine; and brothers-in-law, Bill and Edward. Funeral services Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at DONLON FUNERAL HOME, 15408 TRISKETT RD., CLEVELAND, where the family will receive friends from 4-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donate please to The American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America or Old Stone Presbyterian Church.