Don died June 30, 2023, in Abington, Pa., just a few days before the 70th anniversary of his wedding (July 8, 1953) to Edna Bates. She died in 2008; their children, Kevin, Megan ’77, Siobhan, Deneen ’82, Brian, and Shelagh, all survive.

A native of Teaneck, N.J., Don majored in biology, joined Key & Seal, and did his medical training at Penn. He spent his professional life in internal medicine, at Abington Hospital and in private practice. Known for his warmth as a doctor, he retired after 20 years as chief pulmonary surgeon at Abington. He was active in many professional groups over the years.

Don also loved music, and he was a talented ragtime pianist. As an undergraduate he belonged to the Hot Club of Trenton, and he joined classmates Heher, Rinaldi, and Stone, playing for parties and reunions. In his later years he played woodwind for the Philadelphia Doctor’s Symphony, and he continued playing ragtime piano until a broken ankle interrupted his foot style.

Don’s quiet sense of humor underlaid everything in his life. A photograph in our reunion yearbook of the two of them is titled “Don, Edna, and an unidentified volcano.”

Undergraduate Class of 1949