Donald D. Reasy

December 9, 1931November 7, 2012

Donald D. Reasy, 80, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on November 7, 2012. Born in Lemmon, South Dakota, to Ross and Marie (Burrows) Reasy, Don arrived on December 9, 1931. Don is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marge (Kostelecky) Reasy; daughter, Renee (Reasy) Craig; grandson, Cameron Craig; sisters, Marjorie Gilroy, Jean Sides, and Kelly McIntyre, along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Marie Reasy; brothers, Ross and Charles Reasy; and sisters, Frances Evans and Irma Beebe.

Don enlisted in the United States Navy in 1951. He served his country in the Korean Was as a Machinist’s Mate Second Class on the USS Wiltsie DD-716 (Destroyer) and the USS Hancock CV-19 (Air Craft Carrier) until 1960. Just before leaving home for the Navy he went on a “blind” date with a gal named Marge. That blind date never ended. They were married in Long Beach, CA on November 9, 1952.

After his service in the Navy they moved to Seattle, Washington where he got a job at Smith Berger’s as a Machinist. His favorite part of the job was traveling to Alaska to work on the machines in the Canneries.

In 1974, they moved to Woodinville, Washington. Don always had a passion for operating heavy equipment. By 1976 they had joined a partnership with Edward and Ginger Mallory in a Land Development Construction Company. Don always loved to go to work. He would say, “I can’t wait to get out there and get on a machine. I love my job!

In 1982, they thought they would tryout being “Snowbirds”. They loved Arizona so much that they sold their house in Washington and settled here in Mesa. Don soon found that he had another passion … Golf. He enjoyed it so much that he became one the original Golf Club Member, a long time Pro Shop employee, served on the board of the Golf Association. He was the one responsible for bringing the swans to their ponds at Sunland Village East where they live.

The first thing people noticed about Don was his sense of humor, laugh and his smile.

Private services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 Southeast 240th Street, Kent, Washington 98042 in the summer of 2013. Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, 400 South Power Road, Mesa, Arizona 85206, (480) 830-4422. If you would like, please leave a tribute to Don on the family's website at


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November 14, 2012

Uncle Don you will be missed in so many ways! Thank you for loving everyone for who they are.. That's what I loved about you. Auntie Piper is right, you and Grandpa can finally be together. Love you,

November 14, 2012

DON was a good neighbor and friend.
Frank and Shirley Klapal.

Peggy Markey

November 14, 2012

Marge and Renee so sorry for your loss, rest in peace Don

November 14, 2012

Uncle Don was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed! Our thought and prayers go out to his entire family.
Tim and Robin Woulfe (Kostelecky) and family. (Somerset, WI)

Shari Mousset

November 14, 2012

Uncle Don will be missed by all those who knew and loved his smile and laughter.... Love you Uncle Don..... My love and sympathy to Aunt Marge and Renee

Steve & Janice Kerpan

November 13, 2012

May the soul of Uncle Don rest in Peace. He will certainly be missed by his family and all that knew him. Love and

Chuck Reasy

November 13, 2012

I love you Uncle Don and I want to thank you for always being on Peggys and my team, we alway felt your support in everyway, and you alway set the bar high for me. please give Dad a big hug and tell him that I miss him and one day we will all be together again.
Love ya Chuck and Peggy Reasy
Sammamish Wa.

Janet (Evans) Peek

November 13, 2012

Please accept my sympathy--Uncle Don will be missed. Janet Peek and family

Piper Reasy

November 13, 2012

Uncle Don you are missed. You are now finally able to talk to dad again and we all know you two are raisin cane up there. Rest in peace..........Love you.

Your favorite neice.........heehee.

Marjorie Gilroy

November 13, 2012

May he rest in peace and know the love of God.
Don was a good brother, always listened and never judged.And we always had good laughs.