Donald Jacob Slyker, 87, of Huron, passed peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, with family and close friends by his side in Erie County Care.
He was born Feb. 3, 1925, in Sandusky. Don lived in the Milan area moving to Huron in 1977. He attended Milan High School. Don worked at Lavey Pottery & Tile in Milan and later retired from Westvaco in 1981.
He enjoyed camping, fishing and working on cars but mostly being with family and friends.
Don is survived by nieces and nephews, Mike (Jody) Slyker of Streetsboro, Ohio, MaryAnn (Roger) Darr, of Clyde, Chris Slyker, of Norwalk, Melanie Stevens, of Sandusky, Susie Baker, of Huron, Jason and Derek Eppler, of Huron, Justine Slyker, of Sandusky, Mason Bowen, of Norwalk, Alisha Slyker, of Sandusky, Zack and Scottie Baker, of Huron, Cathy Slyker, of Sandusky, Mark (Karen) Mason, of Cincinnati, Gloria (William) Pooch, of Castalia, Donna (Dave) Mason, of Norwalk, Cindy (Robert) Re, of Hattiesburg, Miss., Sarah (Jared) Opfer Madison and Makenna Kovalaske, of Castalia, Jason Taylor (Amy) Brayden, William and Emilie, of Norwalk, Shaun Taylor, of Norwalk, Dayna, Dylan, Katie and Payton Taylor and Michelle Taylor, all of Norwalk, Cindy Johnston, of Norwalk, Will (Jess) Mason and Angela Mason, of Tennessee, Rebekah (Alex) Mason and Isla, of Cincinnati, Brandi (Kris) Re and Keelie and Courtney Re, of Hattiesburg.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, George and Glennwyn Slyker, brothers, Richard and Glenn Slyker and nephew, Matthew Pooch.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. Friday, Nov 9, until a memorial service at noon at Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, 410 Main St., Huron. Deacon Mark Mason will officiate. Burial will be in Scott Cemetery, Huron.
Contributions may be made to the Erie County Care Facility Activities Dept., 3916 E. Perkins Ave., Huron, OH 44839, or to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com.