Donald H. Holycross


Donald H. Holycross, 88, of Plain City died Thursday morning, Feb. 6, 2020 at Memorial Gables of Marysville.
He was born Feb. 25, 1931 in Plain City to the late Wendell and Kathryn (Beitch) Holycross.
He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army, who served during the Korean War and was a member of the VFW Darby Post #3268 and the American Legion Post #248, The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses Voiture #857.
He was a life member of the Darby Valley Conservation Club, the Dublin Historical Society, Plain City Historical Society and the Cornerstone Church of Christ in Christian Union, Plain City.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Constance “Connie” DiPaolo in 2013; and sisters, Doris Riedel and Winifred Hoover.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce A. (Geese) Holycross; daughter, Elizabeth (Robert) Markstein; son-in-law, Scott DiPaolo; grandchildren, Rebecca Brofford and Matthew Brofford; and very special great-grandsons, Keagan and Jonah Purtell.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 with family receiving friends an hour prior to service at the Cornerstone Church of Christ in Christian Union, 8280 Rickard Road, Plain City with Pastor Mark Barth officiating and full military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Union County Hope Center 212 Chestnut Street, Marysville or the Plain City Food Pantry, 156 W. Main Street, Plain City.
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