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Donald Cherubini

09-03-1953  -  04-23-2017

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Mr. Donald Cherubini, age 63, of Wilton Manors, Florida died suddenly on April 23, 2017.  Donald was born on September 3, 1953 in Niagara Falls, NY a son of the late Frank and Marina Cherubini.  Donald attended Trott Vocational High School in Niagara Falls. Following high school, Donald’s entrepreneurial interests led him to own and operate a photography studio in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  He also worked at Schimshacks Restaurant in Cambria, NY before starting the area’s first fragrance shop, “Lotions and Potions” in Buffalo, NY. Donald began what was to become a 30-year career with Hyatt Corporation in Buffalo in 1984, working in both the food service and concierge departments. He was the recipient of several awards, including the Hyatt Distinguished Service Award. In 2005, Donald moved to Washington, DC and retired from Hyatt in 2014. The family will celebrate Donald’s life on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Kalis-McIntee Funeral Home, 2505 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305.  A reception will be held at the funeral home beginning at 1:00pm and will end at 3:00pm at which time Rev. Leslie A. Rutland-Tipton will lead family and friends in recalling how Donald enriched and contributed to the lives of those he touched. He requested that this be a secular, happy and informal celebration. Donald is survived by his life partner John “Jack” Ellison, 21 cousins and other relatives. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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John J Morelli

Jack, I knew you and Don briefly, your love, life's experiences, commitment, kindness and joy for life was so beautiful, I enjoyed every moment in your company. My heart feels for your loss of Donald. I hope your wonderful life memory will help to smile again someday. I sincerly am saddened and will keep you and your family in my thoughts, John Morelli Bridgehampton New York

 Posted May 21, 2017 - 7:13am
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Denise Panattoni

The Panattoni cousins of Niagara Falls and California
wish to express our deepest sympathies.
Much love, Lena and Dennis

 Posted May 20, 2017 - 3:12pm
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Brian Crede

My deepest condolences, Jack. Remember that Donald's spirit is within your spirit and always will be.

 Posted May 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Marti Bremer

I am saddened to hear of Donald's passing. I feel honored to have recently met such a kind and gentle man.

 Posted May 3, 2017 - 2:13pm
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Michael Weber

Dear Jack, I am so very sad to of Donald's sudden passing. You brought the love and happiness he wanted in life. He was someone who cared for all around him -and he loved you esoecually.

 Posted April 25, 2017 - 7:59pm
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Yvonne Jenkins

I'm very sorry about the loss of your loved one. Remember the Bible's promise at Isaiah 25:8. May Jehovah comfort you during this difficult time.

 Posted April 25, 2017 - 9:35am

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Donald Cherubini

September 3, 1953  -  April 23, 2017

Donald Cherubini

September 3, 1953  -  April 23, 2017

Obituary

Mr. Donald Cherubini, age 63, of Wilton Manors, Florida died suddenly on April 23, 2017.  Donald was born on September 3, 1953 in Niagara Falls, NY a son of the late Frank and Marina Cherubini.  Donald attended Trott Vocational High School in Niagara Falls. Following high school, Donald’s entrepreneurial interests led him to own and operate a photography studio in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  He also worked at Schimshacks Restaurant in Cambria, NY before starting the area’s first fragrance shop, “Lotions and Potions” in Buffalo, NY. Donald began what was to become a 30-year career with Hyatt Corporation in Buffalo in 1984, working in both the food service and concierge departments. He was the recipient of several awards, including the Hyatt Distinguished Service Award. In 2005, Donald moved to Washington, DC and retired from Hyatt in 2014. The family will celebrate Donald’s life on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Kalis-McIntee Funeral Home, 2505 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305.  A reception will be held at the funeral home beginning at 1:00pm and will end at 3:00pm at which time Rev. Leslie A. Rutland-Tipton will lead family and friends in recalling how Donald enriched and contributed to the lives of those he touched. He requested that this be a secular, happy and informal celebration. Donald is survived by his life partner John “Jack” Ellison, 21 cousins and other relatives. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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John J Morelli

Jack, I knew you and Don briefly, your love, life's experiences, commitment, kindness and joy for life was so beautiful, I enjoyed every moment in your company. My heart feels for your loss of Donald. I hope your wonderful life memory will help to smile again someday. I sincerly am saddened and will keep you and your family in my thoughts, John Morelli Bridgehampton New York

 Posted May 21, 2017 - 7:13am
D
Denise Panattoni

The Panattoni cousins of Niagara Falls and California
wish to express our deepest sympathies.
Much love, Lena and Dennis

 Posted May 20, 2017 - 3:12pm
B
Brian Crede

My deepest condolences, Jack. Remember that Donald's spirit is within your spirit and always will be.

 Posted May 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
M
Marti Bremer

I am saddened to hear of Donald's passing. I feel honored to have recently met such a kind and gentle man.

 Posted May 3, 2017 - 2:13pm
M
Michael Weber

Dear Jack, I am so very sad to of Donald's sudden passing. You brought the love and happiness he wanted in life. He was someone who cared for all around him -and he loved you esoecually.

 Posted April 25, 2017 - 7:59pm
Y
Yvonne Jenkins

I'm very sorry about the loss of your loved one. Remember the Bible's promise at Isaiah 25:8. May Jehovah comfort you during this difficult time.

 Posted April 25, 2017 - 9:35am

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  • Files must be less than 3 MB.
  • Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg.

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