IN MEMORY

J. Donald Northway - Class Of 1939

James Donald "Don" Northway, 94, died peacefully on Aug. 25, 2015, after a brief illness. A memorial service for him will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, at the First Methodist Church which was an important part of his life.

A lifelong Kenosha resident, he was born on March 6, 1921, to John and Etta (Pedley) Northway. He attended local schools and graduated from Kenosha High School in 1939. As a WWII veteran, Don served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945. While stationed in Grottaglie, Italy, he worked as a mechanic on B-24 bombers. On Sept. 4, 1965, in Kenosha, he was united in marriage to Phyllis M. Garside. He was employed by the Simmons Company and by Green Ridge Cemetery, as grounds superintendent.

He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and three local Antique Car Clubs. Don was a Classic League Bowler, a golfer and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. He was also an avid wood worker. Don was preceded in death by his "sweetie" Phyllis by just six months, as well as by his parents and two brothers, Leon and Willis (Bill). He is survived by two nieces. He was buried with full military honors in Green Ridge Cemetery.

The memorial service for Don will be held on Friday, October  23, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 919 60th Street, Kenosha. You are invited to visit with family from Noon to 1 p.m. No flowers please. Memorials to First United Methodist Church of Kenosha, Alzheimers Foundation of America or Kenosha County Historical Society would be welcome.

James Donald "Don" Northway, 94, died peacefully on Aug. 25, 2015, after a brief illness. A memorial service for him will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, at the First Methodist Church which was an important part of his life.

A lifelong Kenosha resident, he was born on March 6, 1921, to John and Etta (Pedley) Northway. He attended local schools and graduated from Kenosha High School in 1939. As a WWII veteran, Don served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945. While stationed in Grottaglie, Italy, he worked as a mechanic on B-24 bombers. On Sept. 4, 1965, in Kenosha, he was united in marriage to Phyllis M. Garside. He was employed by the Simmons Company and by Green Ridge Cemetery, as grounds superintendent.

He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and three local Antique Car Clubs. Don was a Classic League Bowler, a golfer, and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. He was also an avid wood worker. Don was preceded in death by his "sweetie" Phyllis by just six months, as well as by his parents and two brothers, Leon and Willis (Bill). He is survived by two nieces. He was buried with full military honors in Green Ridge Cemetery.

The memorial service for Don will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church 919 60th St, Kenosha. You are invited to visit with family from Noon to 1 p.m. No flowers please. Memorials to First United Methodist Church of Kenosha, Alzheimers Foundation of America or Kenosha County Historical Society would be welcome. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kenoshanews/obituary.aspx?n=james-northway-don&pid=176136571#sthash.omSe9NSu.dpuf