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Donald Walter Elsasser

October 27, 1934 – July 4, 2024

Donald Walter Elsasser

Donald  “Pete” Walter Elsasser, a devoted husband, loving father, and proud Army veteran, passed away peacefully on July 4th, 2024, at the age of 89. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 27, 1934, to Bertha and Fred Elsasser, Donald served his country with honor during the Korean War.

Throughout his life journey, Don was a dedicated machinist, working for P&G for 35 years. Donald leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Dolores Elsasser, his children Donald Elsasser Jr, Sue (Dave) Elsasser, and Steve (Rena) Elsasser, grandchildren, Jacob Elsasser, Brandon (Dakota) Elsasser, Kaely (Daniel) Cullison, great-grandson, Coast Elsasser, step-children, Joe (Kathy) Mozzone, step-grandchildren, Joey (Kendra) Mozzone and Mike Mozzone and many extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bertha and Fred Elsasser, siblings, Anne “Nan” Elsasser, Marian Wheeler, Fred “Bud” Elsasser Jr. and step-daughter Cathy Adams.

Donald found joy in simple pleasures, from swimming and playing tennis to reading, playing cards, solving puzzles, and engaging in DIY projects. He was a man of many talents, always eager to lend a helping hand or share a kind word with those around him. He was a friend to all.

 Family and friends are invited to a memorial service honoring Donald’s life, on Friday, July 12, 2024, at 11:00 am, with visitation beginning at 10:30 AM, at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel, located at 2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45231. Once on the grounds of the memorial park, follow the RED line to the chapel. The service will serve as a time of reflection, remembrance, and celebration of a life well-lived.

Memorial donations can be directed to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America at HDSA.org, or by mailing a check to HDSA Ohio Valley Chapter, 9370 Fields Ertel Road #498097, Cincinnati, OH 45249.



Friday, July 12, 2024, from 10:30 AM until 11:00 AM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel


Friday, July 12, 2024 at 11:00 AM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel

Guest Book

“My deepest sympathy to Don’s family. I have so many fond memories growing up across the street from The Elsasser’s. Don was a kind man, always welcoming the neighbor kids to hang out in their backyard pool, basketball court or their newly finished basement (that he finished himself!). The Elsasser home was the neighborhood home. And Don always welcomed everyone! My sympathies to his children, Don, Sue and Steven. May the many joyful memories you have bring you peace and comfort during this time.”

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