Donna E. Brocker, 68, of Naples, FL passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with cancer at home with family at her side.
Donna was born January 4th, 1950 in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of Dorothy (Trout) and Chester Bailey. She grew up in Youngstown and graduated from South High School, Class of ’68. Donna had a special affinity for Idora Park; her childhood home on Bonnie Brae Avenue was in the shadow of the park.
She married Dr. Robert J. Brocker, Sr. in 1973. She left her job as an x-ray technician at South Side Hospital and moved to Canfield, OH. There she was a member of Junior Women’s League for many years and served as President. Donna was instrumental in bringing the Ulster Project to Mahoning County; she was passionate about the work. A CPR instructor in the Canfield Schools for many years, she certified hundreds of students in first aide. Donna was a member of the Canfield Presbyterian Church. She loved golfing and played in various leagues in Ohio and Florida where she also enjoyed her bridge club.
In addition to her husband of 45 years, Robert, Donna will also be missed by her 8 children, Bob (Kathy), Bill (Susan), Barry (Darla), Bruce (Debbie), Brian (Marli), Brad (Heidi), Brent and Beth; 29 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; nephews, Sean Bailey and Scott (Kelly) Bailey. Donna was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bruce Bailey.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 15th, 5:30PM at Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, 34112. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Donna’s memory to the American Cancer Society.