My Dad, Carl Teipel, loved Donny Sooo much. I know he cherished their time together, and I can speak for my dad (without his knowledge) that he had lost one of his best friend's and companions. He is so saddened by this loss of a true friend and soul mate.
I remember "Donny's" smile, and his family living on 5th street?? Near us maybe??
Anyway, my love and heart goes our to you all that knew and loved him.