Always generous with his time and talents
I worked with Don at the Elgin History Museum. I enjoyed the days when our paths would cross. He was such a delightful man and I really enjoyed seeing him work with the school groups. I remember one day when he arrived at the museum to help with a 3rd grade field trip and I said “oh Don, thank goodness you’re here! You’re the only one that knows how to do this special part!”. He gave me a quizzical look, laughed and said “I’ve never done this part before in my life! But, well, let’s see how it goes!” And he did it, and it was great. It was always great and the kids felt his enthusiasm and knowledge on whatever the topic. I’ll truly miss working with him.