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Donald Joseph Busteed


1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Donald Joseph Busteed Obituary
August 11, 1924 - September 6, 2017 Donald Joseph Busteed, 93, of Mission Viejo, CA, passed away September 6, 2017 after a short illness. Donald was born August 11, 1924 in Hornell, New York to George and Mary (O'Connor) Busteed. He grew up and attended schools in New York. After high school, Donald proudly served his country by enlisting in the Army during World War II. Following his time in the service Donald went back to school to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering. For more than 25 years he worked in the ceramic manufacturing industry and later took a position with the Internal Revenue Service, where he worked for another 10 years before retiring. Donald met his wife Beatrice Val Verde in 1977 at a disco dance class and after a five-year courtship they married on January 23, 1982. Together they celebrated over 35 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by his brother-in-law Peter Val Verde; two sisters-in-law Carmen Val Verde and Irene Busteed; two nieces Diane McDole and Grace Caramagna; and five nephews, George, Eugene, Donald, Leon and Vincent Busteed. A memorial service with military honors for Donald will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo with a reception to follow at the Fairhaven Reception Center. Donald will be laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego at a later date. In Donald's honor flowers may be sent to Fairhaven Memorial Services or donations may be sent to or to his alma mater, Alfred University by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 800-321-1309.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2017
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