The following have made a contribution to the Rotary Club of Canton's Endowment Fund in memory of the following: 
PP Donald C. Coen:
  -  William Cumler
  -  Robert and Janice Pattison
  -  Virginia Neutzling
  -  Jan and Dick Baker
PP E. Jason McCoy
  -  Jan and Dick Baker
Please mark your calendar for this upcoming event:
     -  Annual Golf Outing - Friday, August 18, 2017 - The Sanctuary Golf Course
     -  Annual "Oktoberfest" - Thursday, September 21, 2017
     - Health Screen & Wellness Fair - Saturday, November 18, 2017
Donald Carlton Coen, age 80, died at home on the evening of May 13, 2017. He was born in Canton, Ohio on October 31, 1936 to Anna Gail and Carlton Coen. Don graduated from Canton Lehman High School and the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served the U.S. Army for 4 ½ years in Hawaii where he was responsible for mapping the Hawaiian Islands, resigning his captain’s commission in 1963 to join his father at the Coen Oil Company in Canton.

Don always felt best when he was, in his words, “making a positive difference in the lives of others.” He dedicated much of his boundless energy to the Canton community, serving Church of the Savior United Methodist as lay leader, Fine Arts Community Evangelism treasurer, Malone College advisory board chair and annual fund drive general chair, Greater Canton Chamber of Commerce chair, Downtown Canton Association board, YMCA of Greater Stark County assistant treasurer, Heritage Club member, Camp Tippecanoe board and Corporate Cup committee, Palace Theatre vice president, United Way of Central Stark County board, Rotary Club of Canton president and Rotary Exchange Student chair, United Arts Fund campaign division chair, Akron/Canton Sales and Marketing Executives president, Gyro Club president, Canton Housing Improvement Program board, Private Industry Council member, Canton Job Service Employer committee, Friends of the Stark County District Library co-founder, Family Services of Stark County board and Calvary Mission board.

Don loved playing and sledding with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as windsurfing, running and riding rollercoasters. Each year he looked forward to sailing the Chesapeake Bay with his cherished brother-in-law, John Gremer, and attending the Indianapolis 500. His Coen Oil fellow employees and their loyalty always remained uppermost in his memories. 

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jeannie, of 58 years; daughters, Patricia Coen of Canton and Karen Flynn of Cleveland Heights; sons, Douglas (Rita) Coen of Canton and David (Kathy) Coen of Jamaica Plain, MA; sister, Janet (John) Gremer of Hayes, VA; brothers, Edward Coen and Robert Coen of Canton; Rotary Exchange student son, David Roberts of North Canton; grandchildren, Adrianna (Taylor) Trubisky, Courtney (Adam) Carrick, Matthew Farmer Jr. and Morgan Coen of Canton, Colter Flynn and Sophia Flynn of Cleveland Heights, Benjamin Coen and Elspeth Coen of Jamaica Plain.

Interment with military honors and graveside service officiated by the Reverend Edward Fashbaugh of Crossroads United Methodist Church will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at North Lawn Cemetery, 4927 Cleveland Ave NW.

**A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on July 1 at Crossroads UMC, 120 Cleveland Ave. SW, downtown Canton. The family will receive guest following the service. 

Memorial donations may be made to Crossroads UMC, 120 Cleveland Ave. SW, Canton OH 44702; Rotary Club of Canton, 116 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton 44702; Canton Ballet, Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton 44702.
At our weekly meeting on May 19, 2017, President Craig Young welcomed the 70 members and 9 guests to the meeting.  President Craig then asked everyone to keep Past President Donald C. Coen's family in their thoughts and prayers. Don passed away at home on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
President Craig then announced information pertaining to our upcoming meeting on June 9th featuring Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Everyone was asked to RSVP for themselves and any guests they are planning to bring.  This meeting is being moved into the Ballroom at Meyer's Lake to accomodate an anticipated large crowd.
Rotarian Bruce Schorsten gave the Invocation.
President Craig then thanked Speaker Chair Kim Kroh for her outstanding speakers she provided for the month of May.
Secretary Suzette Matthews then welcomed the following guests to the meeting: Kimberle Fete (speaker); Dr. George Strovia (he is from Translvania, Romania); Lenny Cooper (guest of Tim Furbay); Victoria Randal, Mr. Perez, Wyatt, Cammi, Megen and Andrew (Rotary Scouts).
The "Happy Bucks" was then provided by the following Rotarian:
  • $10: President Craig Young - in celebration and excitement for his new grandson, Roman, born to his daughter, Hannah, and husband, Justin Candea, also a Canton Rotarian;
  • $2:  PDG/PP Bob Pattison - in celebration of his oldest grandson both graduating and performing in the 'Rocktopia' musical extravaganza, which was written and directed by Rotarian Frank Fleischer's son;
  • $5:  PP Rick Taylor - in honor of Past President Don Coen, who passed away on May 13, 2017; and to celebrate Past President Paul White's achievement in reaching the 50 year anniversary of receiving his pharmacist's license;
  • $1:  Bob Winther - in celebration of his plumbing skills in fixing a flush valve at his church without any disastrous consequences;
  • $20:  Amanda Tietze - to enthusiastically encourage all Rotarians to sign up for Rotary Committees for 2017 - 18 (you may sign up at our meeting on  June 2!);
  • $1:  PP Dan Matthews - to celebrate he and wife, Suzette's, 17th wedding anniversary on May 20, 2017;
  • $5:  Paul Feaser - in honor of Rotarian Larry Pitts' 50 years of Scottish Rites of Free Masonry; and to recognize Frank Fleischer for his 65 years of Scottish Rites of Free Masonry;
  • $2:  Dave Beule - in recognition of Dan Matthews having been his child's bible school teacher (years ago) and also being for Dan being awarded Rotarian of the Year May 12, 2017, and for Dan's 40 years as a true generational example as a true Rotarian;
  • $1:  Lynn Hamilton - in recognition of Albert Magoon's son, Chris Magoon, in being accepted into Opthamology School.
PP Scott Sandrock then took to the podium to introduce the Rotary Scouts who were in attendance at the meeting.
Speaker Chair Kim Kroh then introduced her speaker for the meeting, Kimberle Fete, Assistant Principal at McKinley Senior High School.
President Craig concluded the meeting with the following information:
  • There will be NO MEETING next week May 26, 2017 due to the Memorial Day weekend;
  • The Rotary office will be closed Friday, May 26th and Monday, May 29th.
The following Rotarians will receive a makeup for attending the Thursday, May 18, 2017 Board meeting: President Craig Young, President Elect Amanda Tietze, Secretary Suzette Matthews, Treasurer Tom Clevenger, Sargeant-at-Arms Robert Matthews. The following Trustees were in attendance - Nick Perini, Steve Fettman, Rebecca Marchino, Don Peterson and Assistant Parliamentarian David Ewing.
Jun 02, 2017
Invocator - John DeWees
Jun 09, 2017
Invocator - Theresa Blocher
Jun 16, 2017
Invocator - Dan Matthews
Jun 23, 2017
Invocator - Becky Clark
Jun 30, 2017
Invocator - Bill Liber
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