One of central Ohio’s most decorated military veterans has died at the age of 96.

Don Jakeway of Johnstown died at about 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, according to the Motts Military Museum in Groveport. The cause of his death wasn’t released.

Jakeway was a guest on ThisWeek's "Marching Orders" podcast series in September 2018.

“Don was an amazing person and he mentored me and was just a wonderful person,” said Rick Isbell, a military veteran who worked with Jakeway on numerous veterans affairs issues in Ohio. “Don Jakeway lived life to the fullest and was always cognizant of how lucky he was and he always wanted to be positive and he was always a positive light in the room.”

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