Donald M. Biondich

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Donald M. Biondich Obituary
Col. Donald M. Biondich Sept. 5, 1934 - Sept. 6, 2012 Resident of Castro Valley Don died suddenly on Sept 6, 2012 at the age of 78. He was born in Helper, Utah but had lived in Castro Valley for over fifty years. He is survived by his wife Judy Lane, his daughter Amy Lindeman and grandson Matthew. He was preceded in death by his son Matt. A real Renaissance man...he ran a successful business, retiring at age 58. He was also a published writer as well as an avid motorcyclist, taking many trips thru the Alps and most of the Western States. His first love was aviation and he was certified to fly and instruct in many different types of aircraft. He was active in the Civil Air Patrol, a branch of the U.S. Air Force. He achieved the rank of Colonel and for four years was in charge of all air search and rescue for the state of California. For his service during this time he won many awards from both the state and federal government. Don and Judy had been married almost 53 years. they traveled the world, all seven continents, about 100 countries. They made friends wherever they went and were often mistaken for newlyweds because they got along so well and obviously loved each other so much. He was a wonderful man with a keen sense of humor. He will be missed by all of his friends especially the gang from Rudy's Donuts. A Celebration of Don's life will be held on Oct. 20th, at 2pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 2490 Grove Way in Castro Valley. He was a great animal lover, so in lieu of flowers if anyone would like to make a charitable donation in his memory we would like to suggest Dusty Paws Rescue, P.O. Box 2794, Castro Valley, CA 94546 or any organization of your choice. DeerCreek Funeral Service (510) 317-7890
Published in Inside Bay Area on Oct. 17, 2012
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