Donald moved from Clarksburg, West Virginia in the 2nd grade. A 1965 Graduate of Perry High School, Don attended Miami University (Ohio) and is a proud Army Vietnam veteran (1968-1971). He married his lovely wife, Judy Raines Bartlett, (a 1968 Perry graduate) in 1970 and received his AA degree from Lakeland College in 1970. He worked for 38 years at the Lubrizol Corporation Wickliffe Mechanical Engineering Test Lab as a senior technical facilitator, retiring in 2009.
Don also served 11 years on the Madison Village Planning Commission, eight years as a Madison Village Councilman and Fireboard Trustee, and was actively involved with many other community service organizations. A longtime member of the Perry Christian Church, currently the Treasurer, he serves as one of the E&I Panel Chairs for Lake County United Way and is active in other community organizations. He has been on the Behm team since 2010 and is deeply appreciative of his ability to help and serve others.