Donna M Vargo

  • Born: November 21, 1938
  • Died: February 18, 2019
  • Location: Avon Lake, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Tel. (440) 933-3202

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Friend

DONNA M. VARGO 80, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Monday, February 18, 2019, in her home in Avon Lake, Ohio. She was the loving mother of Kristen Walter and Cortney Martin; grandmother of Evan (Kim), Kendall, Olivia, Ana Walter and Spencer and Grant Martin, and the great-grandmother of Nora Walter and Nora's expected baby brother. She was preceded in death by her devoted and loving husband of 55 years, Ted, as well as her siblings Marilyn Burger, Norma Williams, and Dan Grady. She is survived by her sister Sharon Bracci. Donna was born in Detroit, Michigan, moved to Johnstown Pennsylvania, and attended Seton Hill College before starting a family.

Donna was force to be reckoned with on the tennis court and forged enduring friendships through the sport. She liked her clothing, furniture, and cars all white, and her flowers very bright! She was a talented and thrifty decorator who put out a steady stream of love-infused refinished furniture, sewn goods, and accessories for her children and grandchildren. She had artistic talents, a great eye for design, and was a calligrapher. She was a loyal friend, witty and sensible, who offered wise counsel to so many. She will be sorely missed.

She liked things simple, and per her wishes, there will be a private family visitation only.

To honor her memory, hit some tennis balls, wear something white (her favorite color of clothing), plant some bright purple flowers this spring, or adopt a cat :-)

Condolence & Memory Journal

Kristen and Cortney, I was saddened to hear of Donna's passing. Though we lost touch when we both left Johnstown, I remember her as a fun friend in high school and when our daughters were little. We enjoyed reminiscing at the last reunion she and Ted attended. I will wear white and definitely plant purple flowers. Adopt a cat? Probably not! My condolences to all of her family. Linda Zoppa

Posted by Linda Hahn Zoppa - Malta, NY - Friend   March 03, 2019

Your mom was (and is) wise, friendly, caring, classy, talented, and just plain wonderful.

Posted by agnes tubbs - Newfound, NJ, NJ - Friend   March 01, 2019

Donna is in my thoughts and prayers. She is with Ted now. Rest in Peace Donna.

Posted by Jim Balsarini - Pittsburgh, PA - Family Friend   February 21, 2019

Family Album

High School Graduation photo - Westmont Upper-Yoder High School, Johnstown, PA, Class of 1957
With siblings Dan Grady, Sharon Bracci, Norma Williams
A young Donna and Ted!
Ted and Donna's Wedding Day January 7, 1961

Family Album

Ted was the chief dishwasher and Donna was the cook!
on her horse Chance
Cortney, Spencer, Oliva, Grant, Kenda, Ana, Kristen, Donna

Family Album

Donna, Kendall, Spencer, Kristen, Cortney, Ana (front), Grant, Nora, Olivia, Kim, Evan (Thanksgiving 2017)
Kristen, Donna, Cortney in August 2018
Tennis at the Greenbrier, one of her favorite places!
At Ana's 2018 graduation from Avon Lake High School
With Grant and Spencer around 2006

Family Album