Donnell E. Brogdon, age 92, of Summit Township, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 11, 2015. Born in Waterford on September 9, 1923, he was a son of the late Amos and Florence Donnell Brogdon. He married Donna Mae McReynolds in January 1946, and she survives.
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Don served overseas in the United States Army during World War II. He was a giving and charitable man, deeply committed first to his faith in Jesus Christ, then to his family, and then to his community. He was a longtime member of Summit United Methodist Church and had served there in many capacities over the years. A charter member of Summit Lions Club, Don received the Melvin Jones award from the Lions for his service. Don also supported the youth from the community and was instrumental in forming the Summit Recreation League. He was a diehard fan of Cleveland sports teams.

Preceding Don in death were his brother Everett Brogdon, and two sisters, Isabel Henderson and Elsie Belcastro. Surviving family members in addition to his wife, Donna Brogdon, are his daughter, Cheryl Dingle and husband Richard of Clymer, NY, and son, Dennis Brogdon and wife Gail of Waterford; six grandchildren, Jodi Gould (Tim), Scott Dingle (Larene), Kelly Chism (Jeremy), Aaron Brogdon (Cindy), Ryan Brogdon (Jennifer), and Kira Santanna (Adam); and 15 great-grandchildren. Don was also blessed to have several dedicated and thoughtful caregivers.

The Brogdon family will gather for a private funeral service at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford and burial at Waterford Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Summit United Methodist Church, 1510 Townhall Road, Erie, PA 16509.