Donald S. Bishop, 1923-2020

MESA, Ariz. — Donald Stewart Bishop, 96, formerly of Canfield, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 28, 2020, while his dog, Lindy and “Visiting Angel” Donna, were at his side.

Don was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Poland, Ohio, a son of Ennis and Bertha Hively Bishop.

He was an honors graduate of Boardman High School.

Don served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II, as a carpenter’s mate or Seabee. He was fondly known as the “Youngstown Youngster” by his fellow sailors.

He earned his B.A. degree in math and engineering from Youngstown University and his M.S. degree in education and audio visual education from Indiana University.

He was in Mu Pi Epsilon and helped to organize the Mahoning Field Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. He also attended Kent State University for graduate work in school administration.

Don taught math and was the audio visual director at Boardman Local Schools from 1951 to 1955. He was the assistant high school principal and physics teacher at Canfield High School from 1955 to 1966 and became the Canfield Middle School principal from 1966 to 1977.

Don was a member, trustee and elder of Canfield Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Joyce (William) D’Amico of Columbiana; sons, Don of Los Angeles and Mark of Phoenix; and grandchildren, Bill D’Amico (Cassey Turic) of Poland and Alyssa D’Amico of Akron.

He was preceded in death by his wife and angel of 58 years, Marilyn. Their move to Arizona in 1978 was a gamble that paid off — loving the blue skies, desert scenery and no more snow.

He was the last sibling standing of Bruce, Bob, Paul, Claude, Sally “Henrietta” and Georgie.

Any contributions may be made, in Don’s memory, to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, 962 Martin Luther King Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44510.

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