Donald Puliselich
1975 - 2018
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Donald Vincent Puliselich 1/10/1975 - 1/10/2018

Donnie died on his forty-third birthday. Donnie is everything you want in a son. In high school he played on back-to-back championship football teams at San Pedro high school. After he graduated high school he got a job as a security guard at Maersk shipping. When he got his casual card he quit and focused on getting in the Union. He got into Local 13, in 1997- work number 37704. He became an excellent Lasher, a Chief Dispatcher "The Voice of the Harbor" then a good Crane Operator, later he became a Foreman in Local 94, at the time the youngest Foreman. Donnie loves to travel but his greatest passion is Jiu-Jitsu. He is a Black belt at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy and Trainer. He was a wonderful son. He leaves behind his parents Mike and Maria Puliselich, Sisters Nancy and Michelle, Nephews Vince, AJ, Michael. Niece's Ella and Jaylinn and Companion Donna Ballard and Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Rosary and visitation will be held Monday, January 22, 6pm-9pm at Green Hills Chapel and a funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 23rd at 11:30. A reception will be held at 231 w C Street, Wilmington CA after the service. "I try to set the example but I fail. Be true to yourself and others. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. Do not talk bad about anyone. Keep it to yourself. Control your ego. THE POWER OF NOW!".

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Published in Daily Breeze from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2018.
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January 23, 2018
Dear Maria and Mike,

Praying for God's strength to help you cope with this painful loss.

Rest peacefully in heaven Sweet Donnie

January 23, 2018
My deepest condolences ...Donnie was always a really cool dwn to earth type of kat ....he forever be remembered and never forgotten may he Rest In Peace ....CUSTARD c/o 96
Brian Custard
January 23, 2018
The voice of the harbor...RIP
January 23, 2018
Our most sincere condolences for the loss of your beautiful son.

Dan and Esther Imbagliazzo
Dan Imbagliazzo
January 22, 2018
Much sympathy & condolences. May God strengthen & comfort you all.

Joe MacKenzie & Family
January 22, 2018
Dear Mike, Maria and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Donny's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Donny, he was a fine young man, he was respectful, kind and a hard worker, big heart. It was a pleasure to work next to him and call him my little brother of Local 94. Saw him after I retired a few months ago and he was so interested in how I was doing and if I was enjoying retirement, never taking about himself. He will be greatly missed, the angels in heaven have gained a fine young man and he rest in peace. Sincerely Bob "Chickiee" Baranic
Bob Baranic
January 22, 2018
Adrienne Vidaillet
January 22, 2018
My condolences. It is my hope that God gives you the comfort needed in order to cope with your loss.
January 22, 2018
Dear Mike and Maria,
I'm so very sorry for the loss of your son...
Donnie was always kind to everyone. He was my boss at evergreen and always treated everyone with kindness and respect along with being very professional. You should be very proud because you raised a person in this life that actually gave a damn about respecting others and for that you should be very proud. RIP Donnie❤
Michelle Myers
January 22, 2018
Great guy
Vince' Russell
January 21, 2018
This is such sad news. I give my respect and condolences to Mike, Maria and the family. I'm sorry that I can not attend due to my injuries at the moment but my heart is there with you guys. Donnie was always a nice guy and you guys raised him well. Rest In Peace Donnie we will all see you again someday.

Fred Armijo
Fred Armijo
January 21, 2018
I am so very sorry Nancy. I hope time will help to ease your, and everyone else's loss. I hope he has found peace.
Raymond Welks
January 21, 2018
RIP Sweet Donnie
M -
January 21, 2018
Condolences to his family.
A very kind person. RIP
January 21, 2018
Donnie-will think of you always as a thoughtful, kind, and caring person. You were there all these years for Donna, and as a " brother " to her, my family and I thought of you as family... you were always gentleman towards her as well as respectful towards us. During my time of need, you visited my mom & she was happy to see you. We all liked saying " Donnie & Donna", and thought how remarkable is that ! I pray that God watches over you and that we'll see one another again. Sleep in heavenly peace.
Michael Carbullido
January 21, 2018
January 21, 2018
We will miss you, neighbor.
January 20, 2018 so grateful i knew you you were one of a kind! I pray a blessing of comfort and healing over your family and all who knew you. Your friend..Winnie Perez
January 20, 2018
Thank you for being you big Don. I will always remember how kind you were, and how blessed I am to have known you! God bless you and your family.
Mitch Waters
January 20, 2018
RIP Brother, condolences to all of his Family members
Kristin Dykes
January 20, 2018
Bless your heart ❤
Roxanne Johnson
January 20, 2018
RIP sweet Donnie
Nora Andreanelli
January 20, 2018
Donny was one of my fav bosses he will be missed and his famous safety speaches were awesome . I'm so speechless and just in ahh and asking why ?I pray for his family and ask god to take care of them Rest In Peace boss we will miss you
Trish Morales
January 20, 2018
The best thing I can say is that I've known Donnie since Kindergarten, and I never knew him to have an enemy. That's a pretty good indicator of his impeccable character.
January 20, 2018
The loss of a loved one is painful and it is often hard trying to express to others how you really feel. Those who love you understand and will stand by, and with, you to help you through this most difficult time. (Proverbs 17:17)
January 19, 2018
Local 13 Officers send our deepest Condolences to the Puliselich family.
January 19, 2018
On behalf of the Officers of Local 13 we send our deepest condolences to the family.
January 19, 2018
Dear Puliselich Family,
I am very sorry for the loss, My prayers are with you all in this most difficult time.
Love Janeen and Andy Murray
Janeen & Andy Murray
January 19, 2018
Our hearts our forever broken . Donnie was a wonderful and loving man . We our so thankful for the wonderful times we've spent with Donnie . Had it not been for Donnie introducing me to my husband I would not have my three beautiful children . We will be forever grateful for him and his friendship . Our deepest sympathy and prayers our with you . All our love Donnie brother and friend until we meet again in heaven sincerely Eric , June , Sierra , Savannah and Ryan Herklotz .
Eric and June Herklotz
January 19, 2018
Dennis & Pat Regan
January 19, 2018
Maria -

I cannot imagine your pain.
I will always remember Donnie as a handsome accomplished young man.

Anne Alberts
January 19, 2018
To Mike and Maria:

Our condolences on the loss of your son.
This a tragic event, may he reside in heaven
with our lord. Our prayer's are with your family at this time. God Bless all.
Your Friends:

Steve and Julie Bebich
Steve Bebich
January 19, 2018
RIP my brother!
Sean Dover
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