We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home
Donald John Hazelwood, 73, a 50 year resident of Pacific, passed away on November 22, 2021. Don was the son of Walter J. Hazelwood and his wife, Florence Mary How and was born in New York City on May 29, 1948. After graduating from West Islip High School, Don earned his Bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State in Maryville. He was most recently employed at Silgan Plastics in Union. Don was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother Dennis.
Among his survivors are siblings Jim Hazelwood (Ann), Barbara Jirinec (widow of Bob), Kathleen Dascole, Audrey Paludan (Mike), Susan Hensel, Ann Holoway (widow of Glenn), and Ed Hazelwood, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and colleagues in the volunteer community. We will miss his jokes that were often emailed to a very large group!
Don was a member of St. Bridget of Kildare Roman Catholic Church where he had served as an usher in the past. He supported the Knights of Columbus and worked the Lenten fish fries there. Don was also an avid Ham Radio operator and was associated with the Ham Radio Club of Washington. He supported the Pacific Partnership with their Halloween and Christmas parties. In his younger years, Don was a volunteer EMT.
Don’s great passion was with the Boy Scouts, especially Troop 329 of the Osage District. He served nearly fifty years in various leadership roles and was particularly fond of the many camping experiences with the Troop and District. He was selected several times as Range Master on the National Staff for the National Scout Jamboree held at Fort A P Hill VA. His commitment to Scouts was recognized by the Greater St Louis Council when Don received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 10-1 pm at Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St Bridget of Kildare Catholic Church at 1 pm. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Memorial Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.