Traver, Donald K.
Apr. 24, 1932 - May 20, 2013
Donald Keith Traver, 81, of Sarasota, FL, passed away on May 20, 2013. Visiting time will be Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Jennings Funeral Home. Memorial service will start at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at 12:30 pm at Sarasota National Cemetery.
Don was born in Hastings, Michigan on April 24, 1932 and graduated from Hastings High School in 1950. He was a veteran, serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army
during the Korean War
. He moved to Charlotte, Michigan in 1958 where he owned a dry cleaners and was a member of the Jaycees and Kiwanis. He was also a Mason and a Methodist. Don and his family moved to Sarasota in 1971, where he owned several businesses including Tom's Dry Cleaners and Seminole Post Cards. He will be remembered as an outgoing friend and sports fan who was especially fond of the Riverview Rams, the FSU Seminoles and all the Tampa Bay professional teams. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his son, Michael (Lynne) Traver of Sarasota; his daughter, Lisa (Jeff) Etheridge of Matlacha, FL; his brothers, Kenneth Kemerling of Tucson, AZ and David Kemerling of Battle Creek, MI.; his sister, Kathryn Burdge of East Leroy, MI; his brother- in- law, David Gury of Boca Raton; his beloved grandchildren, Anna and Eric Traver and Rachael, Evan and Natalie Etheridge and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.