Monday, September 14, 2020

Donald L Marchal (August 29, 2020)

Donald L Marchal, 74, of Newport, Ohio passed away at Miami Valley Hospital on August 29, 2020 following complications from a July 25, 2020 motorcycle accident.  

He was born on April 5, 1946 in Sidney, Ohio to the late Norbert and Evelyn (Perin) Marchal.  On August 26, 1967, he married Edith Looker at St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia, Ohio.  Edith survives in Newport. 

Surviving are his daughter, Melissa (William) Hurlds, Union City, three sons; Gregory Marchal, Ansonia, James Marchal, Sidney, and Robert (Carmen) Marchal, Fort Recovery.  He is also survived by three brothers; Robert Marchal, Luzerne, MI, Delbert Marchal, New Knoxville, and Larry Joe Marchal, Piqua, and one sister; Carolyn (Tom) Klopfenstein, Russia.  He is also survived by three sister-in-laws; Vivian (Tim) Belt, Carol Ann (Tom) Stiver, and Betty Blue all of Sidney, and a brother-in-law John (Kathy) Looker of Mason.

Don was also survived by 12 grandchildren; Shawn, Ashley, Ciera, Shawn, Devin, Peytin, Sadrin, Brandon, Bryce, Christian, Caden, and Matthew.  Also surviving are 8 great grandchildren; Joseph, Alexis, Wyatt, Ryder, James, Emberlee, Nadya, and Evangeline.  

He was preceded in death by his father and mother - in- law; Carl and Waneta Looker, a brother, Edward Marchal, and a sister-in-law Ann Wendel.

Donald was a business owner and painted houses prior to his retirement.  He belonged to the YMCA in Versailles and the Mercer County Indian Relic Collectors Society for the past 30 years.  

Donald enjoyed playing cards with friends and family, fishing, mushroom hunting, arrowhead hunting, and exercising at the YMCA.  One of his favorite pastimes was afternoon drives with his wife, Edith to explore and enjoy the countryside.  He also loved to dress up as Santa Claus for different communities at Christmas.

The family will receive friends from 3pm - 8pm on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles, Ohio.  Donald will be cremated per his wishes and buried at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney, Ohio.  Contributions can be made to his wife, Edith Marchal to help cover medical costs.

Due to restrictions of the COVID-19 virus, the Donald Marchal Family will be following the guidelines set by the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's office. Condolences for the family may be expressed through