A very happy, lucky, and faith-filled California native, born 12-01-30, courageously fought asbestos lung cancer and died 09-02-04. One of the strongest, yet gentlest and loving people to bless our lives, Don genuinely loved life and laughter. He was a principled man who generously donated to his community. Everyone felt loved and special around Don. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.Don was a veteran of the Korean War, an inventor, and a self-made man. He owned and operated Don Aldred Sprinkler Irrigation Co. over 45 years, the last several years his two sons, Aaron and Andrew, became partners. Dolores, his best friend and adored wife of 53 years survives him. He was the cherished father of Donald D., (Jeanne), Denise (Dave), Aaron, and Andrew (Jacquie), and precious grandfather to Samuel, Philip, Warren, Coreen, and Jeff. Don left us beautiful memories. Please join us to celebrate his life on 09-18-04 (4:00pm) at SDA Church, 4600 Winding Way, Carmichael, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society.
Burial: Unknown Specifically: Sacramento County, California