Donald Traicoff
1934 - 2019
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Donald Traicoff

- - Born in Gary, Indiana on June 20th, 1934, he was the only son of Nick and Alice Traicoff. He moved to Arizona in 1948 and attended Phoenix Union High School for three years, before returning to Gary, where he met Gloria Anne Mietzner, who would become his wife five years later.

He earned both DDS and MD degrees from Indiana University . He served as a captain in the US Army during the Vietnam war after which he practiced medicine in Radiology. After retirement, he became actively involved with the Audubon Society and the Phoenix Macedonian community, and worked weekends building homes with Habitat for Humanity. He was a private pilot, and with his wife and family travelled extensively here and abroad.

Don is survived by his wife Gloria, his sister Elaine, sons Donald Jr. and James, grandchildren Anthony, Cassie, and Nicole, and many nieces, nephews and cousins, both here in America and in Greece.

A viewing will be held at Mariposa Gardens, 400 South Power Road, Mesa, AZ, Friday, July 5 from 6:00 to 8:00PM, with a memorial service on Saturday at 1:00pm.




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Published in The Arizona Republic on Jul. 3, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Viewing
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Memorial service
01:00 PM
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July 6, 2019
So sorry for your family's loss. No words can ever express the loss of a loved one. May all of you find comfort and peace in all the loving memories you shared together.

Eve
July 6, 2019
Dear Gloria and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Traicoff s passing. I worked with him for many years and he was one of the nicest people I have ever known. He taught me a lot and was very supportive. When my husband and I were going to go to Jackson Hole he sat down with us and helped us plan our trip and told us the best places to stop and eat on the way up. I have so many good memories of Don and I know you will miss him as we all will. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Altergott
July 6, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I have so many good memories of the many years I worked with Don. He taught me so much and was not only a good doctor but a good person. I am sorry for your loss.
Bob Steigerwald
July 6, 2019
Bob Steigerwald
July 5, 2019
Gloria and family,
We have such sweet memories of Don.
It started with dinner with the two of you when I interviewed with the group almost 30 years ago.
Don and Gloria were the introduction for my wife and I to the ARL Radiology group that night. You were both so gracious and kind to us then. You extended that same kindness two summers later when you allowed our family to stay in your Jackson Hole home when our family went to Teton National Park. It was always a pleasure for me to work with Don. He was a hard worker and made the days easier. My wife and I are sorry for your loss.

Ed and Laurie Hancock
July 5, 2019
Don, you were always such a kind thoughtful person and you will be missed and remembered. We love you.
Patsy, Dwight, Chris Mietzner Davis
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July 5, 2019
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July 4, 2019
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Laurie Hancock
July 4, 2019
To Don's family. Our heartfelt condolences on Don's passing. I never knew a t kinder more loyal friend then Don through thee many yers' He leaves a large void. please call if we can help.
Dick, Louie. Rich Greg VanBuskirk
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