Donald Sylvester Donetti
June 15, 1931 – May 18, 2020
DONETTI, Donald S. “Don” Age 88
Donald passed away at home after a short and unexpected illness on Monday, May 18, 2020. Donald is survived by his loving wife, Patricia A. Donetti, and her children Delora R. Scott, and John P. Sarensen.
Donald was born and raised in Miles City, Montana. As a teenager he worked on a turkey ranch in Kalispell, Montana during the summers. He joined the US Navy when he was 17 and served as an aircraft mechanic on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.
After the service he married and stayed in California. He and his wife had 2 children. He taught himself how to weld and owned his own shop in Morgan Hill, California – Morgan Hill Welding. After a serious illness he went to work for United Pump in San Jose, California.
It was during that time that he met and married Patricia. “Patty” as he called her. When he retired from “The Pumper” they moved to Post Falls, Idaho. That was January, 1990.
He loved to go fishing and hunting. His favorite sports to watch were PBR bull riding, figure skating, and recently; lumberjacking. Donald and Patty were married for 36 years. He is so sorely missed.