Donald J. McAleece, 87, Professor Emeritus from Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and Trident Technical College of Charleston S.C., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
He was born May 26, 1918 in Detroit, Mich.
He was a graduate of Central High School in Fort Wayne, Purdue University in Lafayette, and Ball State University in Muncie. He was a Quarter Century Member of General Electric and a member of SAE, SME, ASME, and a Shriner. He was listed in Who's Who in America for many years. He was a recipient of the Ralph Teeter Award and numerous other awards.
Survivors include: his wife Margaret Ann Mull McAleece of Fort Wayne; a son Stephen McAleece of Fort Wayne; a daughter Michele Mustakes of Fort Wayne; grandchildren Nicole D. Mustakes and Robert B. Coon, both of Fort Wayne, and Cheri Mantel of Belle Plaines, Minn.; a great-granddaughter Alexis Hamacher of Belle Plaines, Minn.; and two nephews, David and Brian McAleece, both of Santa Rosa, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his mother Kathryn McAleece of Fort Wayne, and a brother Robert McAleece of Santa Rosa, Calif.
Funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call form 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.