Life Story / Obituary
Donald J. MacDonald, aged 62 of Grand Rapids, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021, with family at his side. He was preceded in death by his mother, Cornelia Marie MacDonald, and his cat of 22yrs, Stinker. He is survived by his father Donald P. MacDonald; his children Rachael Rose, Corinne Marie, and Donald William MacDonald; his sisters and brothers Catherine (Wayne) Harrall, Robert (Gigi) MacDonald, James MacDonald, Steven (Deborah) MacDonald and Meghan MacDonald; and many nieces and nephews. Don will be dearly missed by many Aunts, Uncles, cousins as well as his best friend in life Steve (Sue) Brizzolara. Don was a loving and dedicated father, son, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. After graduating from Forest Hills Central High School in 1977, Don became a self-made computer and electrical engineer enjoying his professional career and hobbies in the electronic and computer fields. If you had the opportunity to meet Don, he would greet you with his infectious smile and enjoy good conversation about Star Trek, NASCAR, computer science and family, especially his children. He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered. Don requested a small service with the immediate family and will be buried alongside his mother at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donald's family would like to thank Trillium Woods Hospice for their compassion and supportive care for Don. Those wishing to honor Don are invited to make a memorial contribution to Faith Hospice - Trillium Woods (Byron Center, MI), or VanAndel Institute for Cancer Research (Grand Rapids, MI).