Played some golf with Don, traded some clubs with Don and worked with him at Dominion. He was a great guy! Golf has taught me that God doesn't show up only at church. He can meet us wherever we are. Often that has been on the golf course. We will miss Don very much, and the Game of Golf will miss him too!
Liz, my heart goes out to you and your family. Don was a favorite lunch partner in the cafeteria at Innsbrook. I remember him as a gentleman with a great sense of humor, not to forget his good looks. He has been a true friend to many and we will all miss him very much. May God be with all of you.
Don was a Brother Rat and a good man. I recall him as a good student with a quiet, but sly, sense of humor. Fun to be around.
Even though I just knew him through work, he was always pleasant and had a million and one stories that he could tell at a moments notice. I made a point of allocating the extra time when I need to ask him a question. ;-) Hopefully he will become one of my new golf angels because my current ones are not working too well.
I will always remember Don with a smile. He was a kind, gentle man to work with. He always had rosy cheeks and his face would transform when you talked to him about golf. I'm sure I echo the thoughts of others when I say we will miss his smiling face.
Dear Heather, so sorry for your loss. Condolences to your family...may your dear father rest in peace.
God be with you in this time of sorrow.
Here is a golf memory with Don:
I was a co-worker and occasionally played golf with Don. We were partners in a match at King's Mill golf course. On the 18th hole, a dog leg right par 4, Don hit his tee shot dead right into the woods. He then told me he did that on purpose because he could not reach the dog leg to have a chance at a second shot to the green – he hoped for a good lie in the woods. His second shot through the woods ended up in front of the green about 6 feet short – still 40 feet from the pin. The other team had the advantage and could smell victory in the closely contested match. Don proceeded to hole-out on this third shot to win the hole and halve the match.
A beautiful tribute to a well loved man. It's what we all aspire to.. to be remembered as being a loving person surrounded by those we love.