Don died Aug. 4, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla., one week after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.
Don came to Princeton in the fall of 1960 from Bellport High School as a prospective music major. He was with the class for only freshman year, then transferred to the University of Miami to be near the ocean — he loved growing up on Long Island’s southern shore and wanted that year-round. At Miami Don majored in marine biology and followed that with a law degree in 1967, becoming a member of the Florida Bar for more than 50 years.
Both his professional career and hobbies were coupled to the marine environment, and he became a builder and manager of marinas and boat-storage facilities in addition to managing his law practice. He enjoyed fishing and sailboat racing in the waters between Miami and the Bahamas. After moving from Miami to Palm City in 1984, Don became very active in community and charitable activities. He was committed to positively impacting the lives of others. His time at Princeton was very special to him, and for many years he interviewed Princeton applicants from his county.
Don is survived by his wife and partner of 38 years, Anna Marie; children Michelle, Scott, and Chad; and eight grandchildren. The class offers its condolences to them all.