Donald English

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English, Donald Dean

Donald Dean English was released from our terrestrial sphere into his celestial orbit on July 13, 2017. "Danny" was a proud son and brother to his family and the center-sun for an incredibly large constellation of friends. While, today, so many of us stand with broken hearts, we also stand in awe of a man who laughed and danced in the face of major illness--his laughter so recent that we were shocked by the expediency of his exit, although we are thankful that he is finally free from pain. He spent his final days and breaths, at home, in the presence of good friends.

Dan is survived by his mother Jacqueline Griffin of Playa del Rey; sister, Linda English; sister, Cindy Leiter and brother-in-law, Leroy Leiter, all of Phoenix; brothers John English of Costa Mesa, Ron English of Playa del Rey, partner, Kevin Wesley of Albuquerque and three nephews.

Dan's ashes will be mingled with those of his beloved dogs, Max and Cosmo. Their remains will be released into the calming blue tides of the Pacific Ocean. There, Dan's stories will forever echo within a mantra of waves.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 23, 2017