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I was most fortunate to study radio news writing under Dr. Gillmor while a journalism student at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. His academic brilliance inspired me to attend graduate school at the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia where I earned an M.A. degree and participated in the school's Washington Reporting Program.

My sympathies to Sophie and the family.

Sophie, Peter & Family: I am so sorry I missed the Memorial as Cathy and I were with our daughter who lives in New York City. I reallly can't add much more in terms of praise and accolades for Don beyond what has already been stated. But I will say that he was the single most influential person in my career and the very best educator andmentor an aspirirng journalist could ever have. I values his counsel long after I was no longer a student and well into my legal career. Often, when...

Sorry to hear about the passing of my Cousin, Don. My heart goes out to you Sophie, Vivian & Peter at this time of your
Marion Krzywda

Sorry to hear of the passing of my dear
cousin---My heart goes out to you, Sophie,
Vivian & Peter.
Marion Krzywda

I am so saddened for the family and friends who were so fortunate to have him in their daily lives. May we let his wit,wisdom and his insistence on academic excellence be a guide in our lives and hopefully so positively influence others ....even in the smallest ways like when passing his first floor office with the door open after taking his demanding J-1 class in 1969.....he would regularly look up give me a big smile and that would be enough for this transfer student from UMD in her...

We are so sad to hear the news about Don's passing, Sophie. He was such a great friend of ours and an excellent mentor of mine for so many years. Sincere condolences to you, Vivian and Peter.

Please accept our condolences in this time of distress. God however, gives us a wonderful promise that we as well as our loved ones will benefit in the near future.

Dearest Sophie, Vivian and Peter,
Our deepest condolences on your loss. Don was a shining star and we were privileged to know him.
Linda & Guy LaFrance


Donald's Obituaries

Professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Minnesota, died peacefully on February 14, 2013. He was 86. He was born in Ft. Francis, Ontario. Donald was known internationally as a leading expert on media law and ethics. He was awarded his doctorate in mass communication...

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