Parks Dr., Donald Edward NORTH COUNTY -- Don Parks, 82, passed away on April 23, 2013 with his loving family with him throughout. He is survived by wife Janice, daughter Krissy Sacher and son-in-law John, daughter Laurel Bailey, sons Steve and Mark Ungrodt, grandkids Jordan, David, Benjamin Donald, and Megan Sacher and Barend Ungrodt. Born Jan. 7, 1931, in West Virginia, Don was a brilliant theoretical physicist. His career began at General Atomics in La Jolla over 50 years ago. He was a founding partner of S-Cubed which subsequently became part of Maxwell Technologies. He worked on projects for NASA
, the DOD and lived in Rome, working for the Italian Nuclear Energy Center. He headed the drive to incorporate Solana Beach. He is beloved by his family and an inspiration to them all. He will be sorely missed. Services are at 2 p.m., Tues., April 30th, in the Chapel at El Camino Memorial Park, 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92121.