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“Dear Seiko, We will always remember Don as a fun loving guy and ready to have a good time. Even after high school the reunions were always...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Don & Jane Turner - Granite Bay, CA

“Don, you were a man of few words but I will always remember your smile. How blessed you were to have traveled and seen so much of the world. I...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Sarah Podzimek - San Antonio, TX

“We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: David & Jamie Whittle - CA

“Don, I shall miss your "infectious" smile! You always were so "happy" even in the face of fighting that "dreaded" disease...CANCER! You were truly...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Pam Podzimek - Gardena, CA

“I miss you Dad. CES was starting when we were leaving Vegas, and you and mom Seiko were supposed to come stay with us like you do every year. There's...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Ilse Backman - North Las Vegas, NV

“Meeting Don in the US Army was one of the best things that happened in my military career, Don and Seiko introduced my wife (Pam) and I to red wine...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Joe Podzimek - gardena, CA

“I was Don's baby sister. He use to shoot rubber bands at me and when I would run to tell our mom, he would go stand where they were and be all...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Lucille Cali - Baudette, MN

“When I entered the US Army, my father(a retired Chief Petty Officer USN)told me if I had a strong NCO and listened to him, I would maybe succeed....Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jack Wear - la verne, CA - friend

“When I entered the US Army, my father(a retired Chief Petty Officer USN)told me if I had a strong NCO and listened to him, I would maybe succeed....Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jack Wear - la verne, CA - friend

“I fondly remember all the great party's at your home, the wine, food, friendship. I especially enjoyed all the laughter. Memories I will treasure....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Peggy Caffey - huntington beach, CA


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To: Don

Gone from my sight
though not from my heart.
Warm and loving smile of yours, I miss;
memories you left in me, I cherish;
Journey we took, I treasure;
The life we shared, I stand on;
"So long" my perfect husband. Till we meet again, my love.
"Hooah!"
your wife forever, Seiko