73, of Fairfield, Connecticut, died on November 18, 2017 of pancreatic cancer. His acting career spanned 50 years on T.V. and stage including 30 productions of Shakespeare's plays. He leaves his loving wife, Laura, son, Sam, daughter-in-law, Julianne, daughter Ellen and grandchild Lucian, brothers Andrew and Jeffris and their families. He graduated cum laude from Brown University '66. "To bed, knight" Memorial gathering 11:00am-2:00pm Sunday, December 17th at Theatre Artists Workshop, 5 Gregory Blvd, Norwalk, CT.

Published by New York Times on Dec. 3, 2017.
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Not a day passes that I do not ask what he thinks of this version of Scottish play or that version of Danish play. We listened to the latest Dylan album together. You, too, contained multitudes.
david gurevich
November 27, 2020
as long as we watch Shakespeare, we will remember Donald
david gurevich
November 29, 2019
Gayle and Ellen, I think of Don very often and I am thrilled to see him reflected in your features and expressions, Ellen.
Sharon Coleman
November 27, 2019
Dear Don Laura Ellen and Sam Donald was one of my favorites I know he's walking through the Bqardos now so happy that he was joined by all you guys his quote that he's the happiest he's ever been with all those things going on was an inspiration to me and all my heart I gave my little speech I just left from the Theater Arts Workshop and it reminded me so much of my wife Linda Howard Clark Theater Arts Workshop for her momoirss book such a very special occasion I'll see you up there big guy
W Tucker Clark
December 17, 2017
Profound sorrow and love,
Mike Hartman
Cousin and lifelong friend
December 15, 2017
Laura and Ellen, I will miss him. I felt it was a privilege to have known him. A talented and brilliant man who will be remembered in our hearts for as long as we live.
Sharon Coleman
December 6, 2017
He'll be missed.
Jim Gordon
December 4, 2017
You'll never stop doing the Bard, here or in heaven... break a leg! Lovingly,
david gurevich
December 4, 2017
Donald knew how to be a friend. We will miss his bright humor and his deep commitment to getting things right.
Dee and George Hiatt Gale
December 4, 2017
Sending love to you and your family, Ellen. My parents and I will never forget the story you told us about your Dad on Thanksgiving in Fresno. My dad still brings it up to this day! Love you tons.
Erin Smith
December 4, 2017
Laura, Sue and I are devastated for you and for the great loss of such a wonderful man, so good-hearted, talented, and worldly-wise. He will be missed by many, many friends and admirers. Hopefully, the love surrounding you now will help to sustain you and your family...
Drew Denbaum
December 4, 2017
It was a blessing to have known you, Donald; break a leg as you enter this next stage. Laura, my heart goes out to you; I'll see you soon.
Karin Niesyn
December 3, 2017
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