PDT Staff Writer
Donald “Dee” Mauk, a longtime and recognizable community member, died at Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) Hospice Center on Saturday, Dec. 29. Mauk was best known throughout the Portsmouth community for his service.
He was a past owner of Portsmouth Insurance Agency and owner of WZIO. He was the past president of ARM of Ohio; director of Portsmouth Area Growth Foundation; Rotary; past Portsmouth City Councilman; and was a past President and director of Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce.
He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Portsmouth Area Jaycees and had also been named Boss of the Year; Boy Scout Master Troup 12, and had received the Silver Beaver Award, and was past President of Scioto Council of Boy Scouts. He served as a director for the Portsmouth Convention and Visitors Bureau.
He was also president of the National Outboard Racing Association (NOA). In September of 1965 Mauk was appointed Vice President of the National Outboard Association.
As vice president Muak traveled throughout the world officiating motorboat races sanctioned by NOA.
In December of 1977, it was announced the Hurth Hotel, located on Third Street would be converted into luxury apartments by Rivertown Apartments, Inc., in which Mauk was the president.
Graveside services for Mauk will be at Friendship Cemetery, with Dennis Dawes officiating and will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Church of Christ, Robinson and Grandview, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; Boy Scout Camp Oyo Alumni Association, P. O. Box 1746, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; or SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.
Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or firstname.lastname@example.org.