Don Deshazo Jr.
1931 - 2020
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88, of Tucson, AZ, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 11, 2020. His life began in El Paso, TX at Hotel Dieu, July 9, 1931. He grew up in Chicago, Il. As an Army Vet he served our country in South Korea from 1950-1952. He then served in the Army Reserve until 1960. He loved to fly and prior to joining the Army, he obtained his Private Pilot-Airplane Single Engine Land license. He purchased a Bonanza VTail, which he flew to various destinations across the country. After moving to El Paso, TX in 1960, he had many careers, including being a successful entrepreneur to lastly owning a payroll company. In 2010, he moved to Laguna Hills, CA, where he enjoyed his retirement in a beautiful condominium property. In 2015, he moved to Tucson, AZ, where he would be closer to relatives as he aged. He lived at Villa Hermosa Assisted Living. He loved flying, electronics, having lived in California and being close to family. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Donald and Rose and his three younger brothers, Dennis, John and Jerome. He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Charlene (Chris) Nanos, Denise Marney, John (Tammy) DeShazo, Roxanne Rotticci, Michelle (Craig) Foster and Nancy (Chad) Young. Services will be held in El Paso, TX. Rest in Peace Uncle Don, we will miss you.

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Published in Arizona Daily Star on May 17, 2020.
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May 17, 2020
Met Uncle Don when he came to Tucson through his niece and nephew in law, Char and Chris Nanos. Quite the gentleman. We know he has joined many of our loved ones and will have only happiness in that happy place above. God Bless Uncle Don and all of his family.
Jerry Kaphing
May 17, 2020
Great person! Since first day I met him, he told me I can call him uncle Don. When I got to see him he had great stories, he was a good listener, we always had good conversations. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. RIP
Amalia Jimenez
May 17, 2020
Uncle Don obviously had an adventurous life! I know how much he was loved by his family so truly a wonderful man! My condolences to the family!
Crystal Marshall
May 16, 2020
Only picture I have of me and Don. He was probably giving me my annual review . I'm smiling. July 1979. When we were both young
May 16, 2020
Don Deshazo, was a very good friend and boss. He was always getting on me to get a haircut, even when I did cut it he never noticed, but still said get a haircut. I've often thought through out the years, I wonder how my old friend is, Now he's moved on to explore new things. So long Sir you will be missed
oscar estrada
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