Donald Leo Dornoff
1930 - 2020
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Dornoff, Donald Leo 7/9/1930 - 6/24/2020 Ann Arbor, Michigan Beloved father and grandfather Don passed away at the age of 89 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was born on July 9, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Adeline (nee Champagne) Dornoff, the youngest of 10 children. He married Dolores Lohn on October 16, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan. Don was a gentle soul – a simple, easy-going, faith-filled family man. He attended St. Lawrence Catholic Grade School and St. Vincent Catholic High School in Detroit, after which he served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Upon his return, he married and would celebrate over 54 years with his loving wife, Dolores. Together they raised four sons, of whom he was extremely proud. Don was an Assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts, proficient handyman, and enjoyed spending time with his kids and working on projects around the house. Having worked as a large equipment mechanic with the Wayne County Road Commission for 28 years, he took advantage of an early retirement so he could spend time enjoying the outdoors and gardening, going on family road trips, listening to business news and National Public Radio, playing pinochle and euchre, and was considered the reigning family Uno champion. Quick to smile and laugh, "Pa" brought great joy to everyone, especially his grandchildren, and will be greatly missed. Don has peacefully been reunited with his wife and his son Tony, with whom he spent many years sharing a home together. Donald is survived by his sons, Michael (Becky) Dornoff, Edward (Jeanne) Dornoff, and John (Heather) Dornoff; his grandchildren, Jessica, Jenna, Ola, Anna, David, Jay, Dawn, Amanda, Derrick, Linda, Katey, Brett, Ray, Patrick, Ben, Danielle, Felicia, JinSo, Molly, Destiny, Joey, and Christopher; several great grandchildren; his sister, Bernadette Rybski; and many nieces and nephews and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dolores; his son, Tony; his grandchildren, Mikey, Shantell, Taylorann, Dominic, and Joshua; and his siblings, Vincent Dornoff, Lucille Dornoff, Joseph Dornoff, Edward Dornoff, Mary Steiner, Margaret St. Clair, Lawrence Dornoff, and Dolores Urban. Memorial contributions may be made in Donald's honor to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601; or to the American Heart Association, American Heart Association National Center, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231. A rotating public visitation will be held Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 2:00 - 8:00 pm at Nie Family Funeral Home; 3767 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:00 am with Fr. Brendan J. Walsh presiding, with a 10:00 am visitation beforehand, at St. Joseph Catholic Village Church; 7870 4th St, Dexter, MI 48130 (corner of Dover and 4th Street). At the church, masks and social spacing of six feet during the visitation time and mass are encouraged. Cremation and a private interment will be held at a later date at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights, MI. Nie Funeral Home Visitor Guidelines: -If you feel sick, have cold or flu like symptoms and/or have a fever, please go back home. -Cover Face and Wear a Mask when in the building. -Governor Whitmer has recommended to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people. -We ask that visitors please remain in their vehicles until they are asked to come inside to greet the family. -Please avoid personal contact like shaking hands or hugging, please extend verbal salutations. -Please cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue, please dispose of the tissue immediately. -Please wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds under running water. -Please avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.



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Published in Ann Arbor News from Jun. 25 to Jun. 26, 2020.
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10:00 - 11:00 AM
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29
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
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