Don Hellison, 80, passed away June 6, 2018. He passed peacefully in hospice care several months after suffering a major stroke. Don was born on February 25, 1938 in Elmhurst, Illinois to the late Raymond and Mildred Hellison. Don is survived by his wife, Judith Hellison as well as several cousins and many friends.
Thanks to his development and promotion of the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model, Don was one of the most well-known scholars in the field of physical education and sport pedagogy. He was an inspirational role model, mentor and friend to the youth he worked with as well as scholars, teachers, and youth workers around the world.
Per Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Interment with military honors will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. To view a full obituary and leave a special message online for the family, visit the funeral home’s website at http://www.schermesserfh.com. Cards can be sent to Judy Hellison at 1555 Cambridge Ave. S.W., North Canton, OH 44709. Memorial contributions may be made in Don’s name to Open Meadow Learning Center in Portland Oregon and Monmouth College in Monmouth Illinois.
A Memorial Service for Don Hellison will take place on June 30, 2018 from 1-3pm at the Crown Plaza (West Loop) Hotel in Chicago. The Crown Plaza is at 733 West Madison Street, Chicago IL 60661. For those traveling, a limited number of rooms are available at a discounted rate if you mention the memorial service.