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James Donald Shirer1

Male
b. 28 January 1909, d. 13 July 1983


Father Roy Henry Shirer b. 7 September 1881, d. 30 May 1968
Mother Elta Grace Stanton b. 8 February 1883, d. 7 July 1978
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Family Dorothy Elinor Harvey b. 17 September 1908, d. 6 November 2004
Marriage* 14 June 1930  Lakewood, Cuyahoga Co., OH, Cuyahoga Co., OH Probate Marriage Record:
DOROTHY HARVEY (Key 0205856066)
JAMES D SHIRER (Key 0302854560)
Vol 0161, Page 0411, Principal=Dorothy Elinor Harvey6 
Children  1. Dr. Donald Leroy Shirer b. 10 May 1931
  2. David Harvey Shirer b. 9 May 1934
  3. Douglas Owen Shirer b. 6 May 1943
  4. Dale Adams Shirer b. 13 Sep 1946
  5. Dennis Stuart Shirer b. 28 Mar 1951

Occupation*   Electronics Engineer, Policeman (Chief 20 years) 
Note*   Don, as he was known, was named for his Uncle, Dr James G. Shirer. He was a musician and had his own band in his 20's. He continued to enjoy playing the organ and always enjoyed playing for Masonic events. He was an avid Radio buff and was a HAM radio operator all his life a hobby he started in his teens. He was an active member of the Radio Relay League and in his life had established communication with every country in the world. He was also a FreeMason reaching the 32nd Degree belonging to a number of orders of the Scottish and York Rite.

He was the Chief of Police in Olmsted Falls, OH, for twenty years. He also worked as a quality control manager at Hickock Electric, as an Industrial Designer and Security Administrator for Designers for Industry, at Victoreen Instruments, at several steel companies, and for a while ran a sporting goods and radio repair store. He had been a professional musician playing many instruments and directed a band on the old RKO vaudeville circuit. After retirement, he and Dorothy moved to Canton, OH to be near their son Dennis and his family. He died from complications of Cancer in Aultman Hospital in Canton.

 
SSN*   James SHIRER
Birth Date: 28 Jan 1909
Death Date: Jul 1983
Social Security Number: 294-01-2067
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Ohio
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 44706
Localities: Richville, Stark, Ohio2 
Birth* 28 January 1909  Newark, Licking Co., OH1,3 
Baptism 11 July 1909  Second Presbyterian Church, Newark, Licking Co., OH1 
Census 1920  1920 Federal Census, Ohio, Summit County, Akron, Ward 1, ED: 129, Series: T625, Roll: 1437, Page: 163A, January 13
Sheet 11A, 809 Chalker Rd.
(enumerated with father, Roy H. Shirer)
43, 249, 187, Shirer, Donald, Son, , , M, W, 10, S, , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, Yes, None, , ,4 
Census* 1930  1930 Federal Census, Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Lakewood, Ward 2 (Tract L. W. II), ED: 18-643, Series: T625, Roll: 1437, Page: 24A, April 5
Sheet 6A, 2131 Olive Ave.
(enumerated with father, Roy Shirer)
001, 119, 147, Shirer, Donald, Son, , , , , M, W, 21, S, , No, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , Yes, Musician, Dance Orchestra, 827V, W, No, 1A-11, , ,
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Marriage* 14 June 1930  Lakewood, Cuyahoga Co., OH, Cuyahoga Co., OH Probate Marriage Record:
DOROTHY HARVEY (Key 0205856066)
JAMES D SHIRER (Key 0302854560)
Vol 0161, Page 0411, Principal=Dorothy Elinor Harvey6 
Census 1940  1940 Federal Census, Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Lakewood, ED: 18-186, Series: T627, Roll: 3054, Page: 9A, April 2
Sheet 9A, 2131 Olive Ave
(enumerated with father, Roy H Shirer)
15, 343, , , , ,Shirer, James D, Son, , M, W, 31, M, No, H4, 59, Ohio, 30, Same House, , , , , No, Yes, No, -, -, 2, , v2, Asst Sup Safety Insp, Servicing Project, GW, 318, 06, 2, 52, 1320, No,7 
Death* 13 July 1983  Canton, Stark Co., OH 
News/Obit* 14 July 1983  Obituary,

    SHIRER, J. Donald, age 74, of 6101 Fairacres, SW, Canton, passed away Wednesday morning in Aultman Hospital. He had been in failing health for the past four months. Born in Newark, OH, he came to Canton in 1978 from Olmsted Falls, OH. He was a retired member of the Olmsted Falls Police Dept., having served as their Chief for 21 years. He was a member of the Olmsted Falls Community Church, Olmsted Falls Lodge #705 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, York Rite and Subordinate Bodies, Al Koran Shrine, Lorain FOP. A well known ham radio operator, he carried the handle "DOC" on call letters W-8-QBF. Member of the Quarter Century Radio Club, past Commander of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, member of Perry Grange, Order of the Amaranth and Olmsted Falls Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy E. Shirer of the home, to whom he was married 53 years on June 14th, five sons, Donald L. Shirer of Tucson, AZ, David H. Shirer of Tacoma, WA, Douglas O. Shirer of Federal Way, WA, Dale A. Shirer of Rocky River, OH and Dennis S. Shirer of Canton; nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter. Services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m in the Reed Funeral Home. Following cremation, there will be a memorial service in Olmsted Falls Community Church ( time and date to be announced later). Calling hours in the funeral home Friday 7-9 p.m. Perry Grange will hold services Friday at 6:45 p.m.


(Reed 477-6721)




Appeared in Canton Repository, Thursday, July 14, 1983


1,8 
News/Obit 16 July 1983  Obituary,

J. Donald Shirer,
ex-Olmsted Falls chief



    J. Donald Shirer, former police chief of Olmsted Falls, died Wednesday of heart failure at Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was 74.


    Shirer resigned in 1961 after servinf 22 years as chief to work as a senior engineer of Morse Signal Devices Inc.


    In 1958, the Olmsted Falls Council fired Shirer because it said he was guilty of filing a false report in a drunken driving case. Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court resored Shirer to duty after ruling the council's decision "irregular and lacking in due process of the law."


    He later worked as a salesman for Vitamix Corp. in Olmsted before he retired in 1970.


    Mr. Shirer is survived by his wife, Dorothy E., sons, Donald L., David H., Douglas O., Dale A. and Dennis S., nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.


    Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Reed funeral home, 705, Raff Rd., Canton.



Appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Saturday, 16 July 1983


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Burial* after 16 July 1983  WA, Donald's ashes were scattered on Mt. Ranier in Washington State, a place he much liked. 

Citations
  1. [S44] Denny Shirer Personal Research, Dennis S. Shirer.
  2. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.
  3. [S207] AnyBirthday.com, online http://anybirthday.com/search.htm.
  4. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S250] Cuyahoga Co., OH Probate Marriage Records.
  7. [S1286] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , 1940 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S135] Canton Repository.
  9. [S219] Clevevland Plain Dealer Obituaries.


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