Formerly of Pittsburgh and Ft. Lauderdale, died peacefully December 8, 2012 in Delray Beach at age 89. He was the last of eight children who were among the earliest settlers of Mt. Lebanon. After serving in WWII, Don graduated from Miami University, and then began interior decorating work at Joseph Horne Co. that would last over 30 years. While there he began a lifelong personal and professional partnership with fellow decorator William Marshall. This decorating duo (Don and Bill) designed home interiors for many in Pittsburgh area. After leaving Horne's, the two began Sea Island Interiors to continue work in Pittsburgh and Florida where they lived. The decorating was extremely successful; the personal partnership lasted over fifty years. Don was a lively and gregarious person who brought happiness to many friends and clients who became friends. He is survived by family and friends in Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Vermont, New England, and Austria. All who knew him will miss his joy of life and be thankful for experiencing his vitality.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Dec. 19 to Dec. 23, 2012