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Donald Henry Greenfield

March 24, 1929August 3, 2018

Donald Henry Greenfield was born on March 24, 1929 and passed away on August 3, 2018.

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Donald Henry Greenfield

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Sargon Heinrich

August 5, 2018

The memory of my mentor Don Greenfield

As I heard the news of Dons passing my first thoughts were of how could such a positive and massive amount of energy depart this earth and still stay on its axis! Don , for me, was always a positive light that had boundless energy and such a deep and caring concern for those around him! Don taught me many things as a young man entering corporate life he taught me the ropes at Bechtel and as it would turn out, life! He was tough but always with a loving hand! He taught me the value of integrity and empathy and that the end doesn’t always justify the means! There was always the right way whether you won or lost you still had to face yourself in the mirror!
I assume it was divine providence that allowed me the opportunity to spend those early years of my career at his side! We travelled the world and worked on deals that were so far out of my league that after those years I learned nothing was out of anyone’s league and that core fact and the confidence it instilled in me allowed me to achieve ultimate success on a global platform in my own right after my time with Bechtel! I was able to find that success in the most hostile environments in the world under the most terrible of conditions and succeeded where others failed by relying on integrity and compassion!
So don it is you that deserve the gratitude of the 12,000 employees in Somalia, afghanistan and Kurdistan that benefit from a decent job at a decent wage with unlimited ability to grow into what they want to! Don you gave me the confidence and the paving stones to build this path!
Though we had not been in co ntact as much as either of us would have liked! You have always been with me and the best mentor and human being I know!
Godspeed don greenfield to your beautiful new home and may you enjoy eternal happiness the likes of which you have provided for those you cared for!