The Toledo Blade has reported that after many months in hospitals and extended care facilities, Donald Hazlett passed away at Hospice of Northwest Ohio on June 23.
Born in ypsilanti, MI on September 17, 1932, he moved to Toledo as a young boy and had lived in many places including Detroit, Imlay City, MI, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and most recently in Fort Lauderdale, before returning to Temperance, MI in 2009.
Don was a member of St. Clement Church in Toledo and a supporter of the Police and Sheriff Departments in Ft. Lauderdale. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus. As a young man, Don joined the Air Force. Upon discharge, he ventured into the hospitality business, opening nightclubs, restaurants and supper clubs in Detroit, Puerto Rico and Fort Lauderdale. In South Florida, Don owned Chardee’s, which has become Bill’s Filling Station.
Paul Hugo, co-owner of the Manor remembers Don. “Don was a great friend and a pillar in our community. A no-nonsense kinda guy that everybody loved. He will be sadly missed.”