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Helen McDonald

November 6, 1927 — January 11, 2020


Helen McDonald, 92, of Uniontown, Ohio, passed away at Akron City Hospital on January 11, 2020. She was born November 6, 1927 in Worthington, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Arthur and Anna Sherry Eminger.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter McDonald; son, David McDonald; sisters, Alberta Bower and Florence Moore; brother, Richard Eminger; step-brother, Frank Cornish; and step-sister, Margaret Cornish.

Helen’s warmth and kindness will be greatly missed by those who survive; granddaughter, Terri McGuire; brother, George Eminger; special niece, Florence Carnes; special nephew; Dennis Eminger; as well as her many treasured and close to her heart, nieces and nephews; and very dear friends, Linda Zink, Greg Greathouse, and Ramona Higgins.

A resident of Uniontown for most of her life, Helen was a retired Data Processor from Ohio Edison, after 37 years of service. She enjoyed word search puzzles, was an enthusiastic Cleveland Indians’ fan, and loved horses. Having her own horse, Chaco, for several years, she admired their gracefulness, beauty, and warm heart.

Family and friends are invited for visitation, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 4:00 pm, until the time of service, beginning at 6:00 pm, Hecker-Patron Funeral Home, 13151 Cleveland Avenue, NW, Uniontown. Reverend Gary Smith, Celebrant, officiating. Interment will take place, privately, at Hillside Memorial Gardens, Akron.

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