Updated 12/08/2008 11:38 am
Over the past 30+ years, he was a client of my office, my attorney, a close personal friend, a mentor and a sailing partner in the classic MB#4 presented to him by Walter Kidde.
(And if I could ever have taught Don how to tie a good bowline, MB#4 would likely still be afloat today.)
Don passed away last night in Stony Brook University Hospital Medical Center, following a series of brain hemorrhages.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Phyllis, three children, Donald Jr., Tara, and Sean, their spouses, and eight grandchildren, and four sisters: Kathleen Roskell, Mary Fritz, Sheila Meindl and Eileen Downey. He was pre-deceased by his brothers William and James.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Immaculate Conception's Community Outreach Program.
I am We are diminished.