Donald G. Vassel

Donald G. Vassel

February 17, 1937 ‐ November 13, 2020
Donald G. Vassel
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: Lakewood, Ohio

Donald G. Vassel, age 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 13, 2020, at Ennis Court in Lakewood, Ohio.

Don was the youngest of six children born to Mary A. (Kachmar) and Michael J. (both deceased). He was predeceased by his siblings, Nicholas M. (Martha), Agnes R. Higgins (George), Vincent V. (Catherine), Dolores R. Swetkis (Jay), and Raymond R. (Donna, deceased) (Elaine, widow). Don was a “fun-loving” uncle and cousin to many.

Loving husband of 34 years to Martha (Marty) J. Vassel (Irwin), devoted father of Deborah Vassel McLaughlin (John) and Michael S. (Angie).  Grandfather of Derrick M. Vassel, Kristen R. Vassel. Renee E. Jones,and Emily J. Jones; great-grandfather of three. Former husband of Linda J.(Holton), mother of his children.

Don was a proud graduate of St. Edward High School (’55) and a 64-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 38. In his retirement, he enjoyed being with family and researching the family genealogy. He was pleased when several of his nieces and nephews “caught the bug” and continued researching as the family continues to grow.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to:

First Presbyterian Society

91 Public Square

Cleveland, Ohio 44113



Cregan Chapel Fund

c/o Ennis Court

13315 Detroit Avenue

Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Guest Comments

Cathie wing Disbennett
Medina, ohio

My love and condolance to Marty and to Don's family on your loss. May he rest in the arms of the angels

Mary Miller
Columbia Station,Ohio

Sending love, prayers & my deepest sympathy to Marty & Don’s entire family..Don, we will miss you my friend...may you Rest In Peace!!

Frank Stanek
Mansfield, Ohio

I had the pleasure of working with Don for app. one year. He was my journeyman and I was his apprentice. He taught me much about life as he did about the trade. As in the case of construction, we went our separate ways due to the nature of the industry. Throughout the years I have looked back and thought fondly of our time together. I enjoyed his wit and humor, He will be sorely missed I am sure.
GOD BLESS him and Condolences to the family.

Greg Higgins

Marty too!

Greg Higgins

Lots of love to Marry, Debbie and Michael. Rest In Peace, Uncle Don.

David Swetkis & Rob Gibb
Lakewood, OH

Missing you, Uncle Don.