CLEARWATER, Fla. – Carl Craig Di Donato, 76, passed away on August 28, 2021, in Clearwater, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edith T. Di Donato and Peter A. Di Donato of Dunedin. Survived by his daughter, Casey L. Vance (Dwain) and grandson Westley Di Donato of Palm Harbor; ex-wife Connie Di Donato of St. Joseph, MI; brother Peter T. Di Donato (Linda) of Naples; aunts Eleanor Vincitore of Spring Hill and Gloria Zielinski of Clearwater along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Upon graduation from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning, he served as Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development for the city of Chicago under the Daley, Bilandic, Byrne and Washington mayoral administrations. After leaving the city he developed residential and commercial real estate projects in Michigan and Illinois.
Carl enjoyed woodworking and watching his daughter ride her horse in jumping competitions across the state. A family memorial is planned in late November.