Donald Thomas Menton
January 4, 1945 – April 22, 2021
Donald Thomas Menton, AKA Remy, passed away on April 22, 2021 in Ft. Pierce, FL after a long battle with cancer.
Don was born on January 4, 1945 to John Joseph Menton and Harriett Marie Fetsch of Queens, New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. in 1962 and after two tours of duty in Vietnam was awarded a Bronze Star and honorably discharged in 1966. He then attended USC. After his graduation he served as a police officer in Oceanside, CA and later transferred to the Los Angeles police force. Later in life he owned and operated a home improvement business.
Don was passionate about playing golf, sipping Dewars, and could often be found on the golf course or at Mac’s (Lowry’s) when he wasn’t at home. He always had a good joke ready to go and gave those he cared for clever nicknames. He loved animals, and owned many dogs in his lifetime, we are comforted knowing that he was greeted by all of them at the Rainbow Bridge.
Anyone who knew Don knew that he was a loving husband and father. Don was predeceased by his parents and oldest daughter Victoria Rita Hunt. He is survived by his wife Judy Alcorn of 29 years and 3 daughters, Deborah Willoughby and husband Matt of Hurst, TX, Patricia Vancelette-Malacos of Hudson, FL, Donna Hennis and husband Eric of Pembroke Pines, FL and 7 grandchildren.
A memorial service for Donald will be held Friday, May 7, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34983.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockportstlucie.com for the Menton family.
- He is survived by his wife Judy Alcorn of 29 years and 3 daughters, Deborah Willoughby and husband Matt of Hurst, TX, Patricia Vancelette-Malacos of Hudson, FL, Donna Hennis and husband Eric of Pembroke Pines, FL and 7 grandchildren.
Friday, May 7, 2021
Donald Thomas Menton
May 5, 2021
Although I had seen him on occasion in the 90's...I met Remy as Rembrandt. We worked together on the properties I managed, our club and our family home for years! I knew Remy as a proud man, good friend with a fabulous sense of humor.
Judy and Family I am so sorry for your loss! God's arms are around you for comfort.
Kenneth and Phyllis Lovelace
May 4, 2021
A great friend. Many great memories that will be treasured forever. Our condolences to Judy and Don's family.
April 28, 2021
DT was my team Ieader during my entire tour in Vietnam, from the initial landing in Chu Lai until we went to Hue Phu Bai. He was the consummate reconnaissance marine. Sharp minded, thorough to a fault, and never demeaning to anyone in our team. Those of us who shared life and death moments with him, understood and love him. I could go on and on about him because that’s the effect he had on me to this very day.
My tears will flow, not just at his passing but also at the joy of knowing this wonderful soul. After fifty-five years I finally got to speak with him and promised that I would stop by to see him when I come to Florida. He told me ‘hope I’m around’, he has moved on but I am blessed by his spirit that came from knowing him.
April 26, 2021
My father was Don's older brother John "Jack" Menton . Although for some reason they went long periods of not seeing each other, my Dad always bragged about our uncle Don and his service in the Marines. I remember being with Uncle Don when I was young. I had the great pleaser of speaking with him at length over some drinks when my father departed. Like my father, I found him to be quick witted, spontaneous, and clever. It was the closest I ever got to having a drink with my Dad. He was candid with me about his Marine Recon service, although now it seems I did not know some of the greatest achievements he made. I finally was able to tell him that a he was an inspiration to my own enlistment in the Marine Corps.
Semper Fidelis Uncle Don.
Debbie & Guy Spalding
April 24, 2021
the light remains...
There are some who bring a light so great to the world. That even after they have gone, The Light Remains...
Remy is definitely a light that remains...
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Judy...so glad you have so many memories to help you through the coming days...
Love & Hugs, Guy & Debbie Spalding
April 24, 2021
Don was a great Dad and at one time a great brother in law. He was funny and a very loving man. Don will be we missed.now you can rest in peace.