Don Ginty, 49, of Sandusky, passed away Saturday evening, June 22, 2013, at home after a lengthy illness.
Don was born Jan. 8, 1964, in Sandusky, son of the late John G. and Shirley M. (Ermatinger) Ginty. Don was a 1982 graduate of St. Mary Central Catholic High School, the Ohio Diesel Technical Institute in Cleveland and the ESI Career Center in Lorain.
Don was employed by City of Sandusky, working in the Service Center and also the Water and Sewer Dept. He was also a member of AFSCME local 1519 and previously served as its president and treasurer. He was a strong advocate of organized labor.
Don was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church where he volunteered at the Community Supper. He enjoyed watching the races at Sandusky Speedway, was an avid NASCAR fan, and while he enjoyed all sports and sporting events, his favorite sport was football. He loved the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes with equal intensity through the up years and the many down years.
Don is survived by his daughter, Amber (Shane Kreuter) Ginty, of Elyria; brothers and sisters, Mary Jo (Costello), of Long Beach, Calif., John (Jodi), of Bellevue, Carol (Dan) Geist, of Boxborough, Mass., Patti (Mike) Bunt, of Eminence, Ky., Richard, of Clyde, Bill, of Farum, Denmark; Joe (Norah), of Lancaster, Ohio, and Mark (Bronwyn), of Gahanna, Ohio; and special nephew, Tony (Scotia) Delpercio, of Vickery. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, and from 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, until funeral services at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Don’s brother, the Rev. John Ginty, will officiate. Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, at Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870; Cancer Services of Sandusky, 505 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH; or the Community Supper at Holy Angel’s Catholic Church, 1605 W. Jefferson St., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.