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Donald Plane

1938 - 2014 | Notice Condolences
Donald Plane Notice
Plane, Donald Donald R. Plane died Sunday at the DeLand home he shared with his wife and best friend, Rosemary. Don was 76. Don was born to the late Margaret and Edward Plane on July 17, 1938, in Evansville, IN. He married Rosemary in 1961. After receiving his doctorate of business administration from Indiana University, they moved to Colorado where Don taught at the Air Force Academy and then at the University of Colorado. In 1984, they moved to Maitland, FL, and Don taught at Rollins College. While Don dabbled in skiing and golf, his true loves were square dancing, bridge, traveling, and spending time with his family. In 1978, Don took his family to Kenya for a year-a treasured family experience. The extended family has many wonderful memories of times spent together at New Smyrna Beach. Three years ago, Don and Rosemary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.Don was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of DeLand and attended the Cashiers United Methodist Church in North Carolina. A lifetime lover of music, Don enjoyed singing in the church choir and playing oboe. Don is survived by his wife, Rosemary, and their three children and their families. Don's older son, Brian, lives in New York with his wife, LeeAnna and their children, Marshall and Anne-Louise. His younger son, Dennis, lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Becky, and their children, Austin and Rosemary. His daughter, Margaret, lives in Utah with her husband, Hans. Don is also survived by his brother, Lewis, and was preceded in death by his brother, Bill. Don's legacy lives on through his children, grandchildren, and generations of students.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the music programs at the First Presbyterian Church of DeLand or Cashiers United Methodist Church in North Carolina. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church of DeLand.


Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Aug. 20, 2014
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