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Donald E. Black

November 22, 1938 — September 16, 2018

Donald E. Black, 79, of Indianapolis passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Franciscan Hospice House. Born in Indianapolis on November 22, 1938 Don was the son of the late Donald F. and Ruby I. (Newton) Black. He was united in marriage to Judith Y. Kieninger in 2013 and she survives.

Don proudly served his country in the United States Army; he was honorably discharged in 1957. He worked as a railroad conductor for many years. A loving, husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Don’s memory will be forever cherished by his loving family and a host of friends.

His son, Dean Black also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving wife, Judy; two sons, Donald Black of Greenwood and David (Audrey) Black of Indianapolis; step-son, Donald Kieninger of Indianapolis; step-daughter, Kim (Todd) Hacker of Mooresville; daughter in law, Saundra Black of Indianapolis; his sister, Rilda Mae Bizantz of Greenwood; 10 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and 2 step-great grandchildren.

Please join the family while they celebrate Don’s life after 3:00 p.m. on his birthday, Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018 in the clubhouse at Greenwood Trail Condominiums, 100 Greenwood Trail N. Drive, Greenwood, Indiana 46142. Final care and cremation arrangements were entrusted to the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. Visit www.OrielyFuneralHome.com where you may share a favorite memory, sign the online guest registry, or leave a personal message for Don’s family.

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