Donald was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 1, 1956 and died surrounded by his family at St. Ann's Hospital on July 29, 2020, finding peace after a long and hard-fought battle with Frontal Lobe Degeneration.
Donald was preceded in death by his father, Sylvester Hrusovsky of Mentor, Ohio.
He is survived by: His dedicated caregiver and wife of 45+ years, Tracy Hrusovsky (Hilliard, Ohio). Tracy never left Don's side through his whole illness and journey with FTD, visiting him daily and modeling an example of true love and commitment. His Loving Mother, Elizabeth (Betty) Hrusovsky of Concord, Ohio; His only Brother Robert Hrusovsky (Kim Hrusovsky, wife and nephew Robert Hrusovsky, and nieces Mandy Hrusovsky and Angie Miles) of Concord, Ohio; And his greatest legacy, his three daughters: Amy Evrard (Mike Evrard, son in law, and grandchildren Molly, Sam, and Natalie) of Medina, Oh; Julie Snider (Bill Snider, son in law, and grandchildren Ava, Sarah, and Ellie) of Yorba Linda, Ca; Nora Breckner (Kelly Breckner son in law and grandchildren Griffin and Nolan) of Hilliard, Oh
Donald attended St. Joseph High School and Cleveland State University. Donald worked at Lincoln Electric in Euclid, Ohio for 23 years, starting out as a welder, shifting into his successful career in computer programming. He finished his career at Parker Hannifan in Columbus, Oh as an IT consultant.
Donald's pride and joy were his three beautiful daughters. Donald was the ultimate Girl Dad! He spent many years coaching youth sports, including softball and basketball, leading to several CYO championship seasons. He loved watching a good swim meet. Donald enjoyed time with his 8 grandchildren.
He was passionate about Ohio State Football and all of the Cleveland Professional Teams, win or lose. Although let's face it, he watched a lot of Cleveland losses. (Thank you LeBron James for bringing a championship home before this day). Donald enjoyed keeping his yard immaculately clipped and mulched. Donald loved light beer and raved about Tracy's delicious homemade meals.
Donald's Family would like to thank the hard-working staff at Forest Hills Nursing Home for loving "Big Don" and caring for him for over the past 7 years. In lieu of flowers, please do something helpful or kind for someone in the role of caregiver.
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