Thursday, July 20th, 2006
Donald L."Pug" Thitoff, 86, of Celina, died at 3 a.m. July 19, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Aug. 14, 1920, to Jacob and Emma Johns Thitoff. In 1939, he married Margarite Nash, who survives.
Also surviving are six sons, Robert (Jane) and Dave, all of Delphos, Daniel and Steve (Lisa), all of Columbus, Chuck (Paula), Mountain Home, Ark. and Tim, Celina; a daughter, Becky (Keith) Edwards, Grove Hill; a sister, Agnes Stewart, Delphos; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Sylvester, Vincent, Peter and Richard; a sister, Rita Miller; and a great-grandchild.
He was retired from Huffy Bicycle Co., Celina, and was a volunteer firefighter, Delphos. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Montezuma.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos. Burial is at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Delphos, where military graveside rites will be performed by Delphos Veterans' Council. A parish wake is Friday at a time to be determined.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to an organization of the donor's choice.