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Don Poludniak

October 11, 1932 - November 20, 2020

Don Poludniak, 88, of Shadyside, Ohio, most recently residing at Royal Meadows in Austinburg, Ohio, died Friday November 20, 2020, at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born October 11, 1932 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Michael and Margaret Haranzo Poludniak.

Don served his country during the Korean War in the Air Force and was retired from the R.E. Burger Power Plant. He was a member of the Lincoln Ave United Methodist Church in Shadyside. He was a member of the Shadyside Boosters, a past Master Mason of Shadyside Masonic Lodge #174, current member of Bridgeport Masonic Lodge #181, and  a member of the American Legion Post #521.

He loved playing cards, doing search word puzzles, and following the Steelers, Pirates, Buckeyes and Shadyside Tigers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jean Poludniak, daughter Dawn Anne Coggins and granddaughter Jessica Westmoreland.

Surviving are his son Doug (Hiram) Poludniak of San Antonio, Texas, Daughter, Dana (Jay) Skaggs of Ashtabula, Ohio, and four grandchildren, Derek and Katy Poludniak, Haley and Morgan Skaggs.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the arrangements will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home.  A memorial service honoring Don’s life will be scheduled at a later date.

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