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Donald Michael Muffet

Donald Michael Muffet (b. January 19, 1977) passed away on January 19, 2022, at the age of 45. He lived in New Philadelphia, Ohio with his two cats, Snuggles and Yoda.  Donald graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1995, where he wrestled, played football, sang in the chorus, and threw shot-put and discus.  After high school, he enrolled in the U.S. Army and served for two years.  Later in life, with guidance from his godfather and biggest supporter Daniel Muffet, Donald earned his CDL license and worked as a truck driver for several companies, including Village Lumber & Supply, the family business. In recent years he worked as a licensed sales manager for AllState Insurance. He attended Dennison First Church of God.

A gentle giant loved by many, Donald is survived by his parents Michael and Janet (Brown) Muffet of Quaker City, Ohio, sisters Mallory and Molly, and brother Trey. He is also survived by his four biological sisters—Bonny Mummey, Rachel Cerda, Millie Phillips, and Teresa Paige—and by his former wife, Tina Burkhart Muffet. He is preceded in death by his biological brother Bill Norton.

Donald loved raising Siberian Huskies, visiting with friends, attending church and family gatherings, playing board games, and participating in a good discussion. He will be greatly missed by his daughter Breanna Cooper, son-in-law Bradley Cooper, grandson Xavier Cooper, nieces Mya Dimmerling and Hailey, Kylee, and Lilly Shevitz, nephews Elijah and Christian Dimmerling, and brother-in-law Kevin Shevitz.

Donald Muffet’s visitation service will be held at Chandler Funeral Home (609 West St) in Caldwell, Ohio on Sunday, January 23 from 1:00 p.m- 6:00 p.m.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 24 at 11:00 a.m. at Kennonsburg United Methodist Church (57599 Kennonsburg Rd) in Salesville, Ohio.

* Please do not attend these services if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID.  The Muffet family is requiring all attendees to wear masks – to be worn over the nose and mouth.

In lieu of flowers, you may send contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project ( or the ASPCA ( Please join us in remembering Donald by visiting his memorial at

1 Comment

  1. charlene edgar pestovic on January 29, 2022 at 10:28 am

    Donald was a sweetheart! I have such fond memories of him when we went out on Lake Erie in our boat on a very rough day and he sat in the captain’s chair and drove the boat like a big man! I can still see the pride of his face! He had an amazing capacity to love everyone; he always had a huge smile and a kind word.
    God bless you, Janet and Micky, for the wonderful young man you raised. May the Lord give you peace in Donald’s comfort in Heaven and joy in the memories he leaves with you all. My sincere condolences to you, Malory, Molly, Trey and the whole family.

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