Findlay, Donald

July 16, 1934 - October 31, 2015

Donald  Findlay

Age 81, passed away on October 31, 2015 at his home in Frisco Texas. He was born July 16, 1934 in Glenview Illinois, and grew up the Barrington, Illinois area. He graduated from Grant Community High School and attended the University of Illinois. In 1957, Don was drafted into the Army, and soon after married his high school sweetheart, Sandy Sworthout. He had a career at Baxter Healthcare as a Production Machine Mechanic, and was a team player and engaged with his co-workers helping in any way he could. He lived in Illinois for 78 years before moving to Texas.

Don was an outstanding human being, brining joy and love to everyone around him. He lived life to the fullest and was a great friend to everyone he knew, and a mentor to his children and grandchildren. He was a kind, gentle soul who will be sorely missed. Don was one of a kind, willing to help anyone in need.

He is preceded in death by his parents David and Mary Findlay, survived by his wife of 58 years, Sandra Findlay, son Michael Findlay, daughter in law Donna Findlay, Daughter  Susan  Dormann, son in law Michael Dormann, son Robert Findlay, daughter in law Christy Findlay, and many grandchildren; Jackie Findlay, Jaymee Findlay, Kyle Sauerwein, Brett Sauerwein,  Rachel Wilson and husband Josh Wilson, Nathan Dormann and wife Adrianna Dormann, Steven Dormann, Tyler Davis and wife Kelci Davis , Kyle Gieseke, Alexandra Findlay, and Lauren Findlay, along with great grandchildren James Wilson, Patrick Wilson, Alexander Wilson, Benjamin Wilson, Henry Dormann, Rylan Davis, and Marlie Davis.

Memorial services will be held on November 5th, 2015 at First United Methodist Church of Frisco at 7:30 pm. Graveside services will be scheduled at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

11 replies on “Findlay, Donald”

Carol Ketzle says:

Our hearts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We truly loved Don and will miss him. Will continue to treasure our friendship with Sandy.
Carol and Vince Ketzle

David&Diana Dallas says:

Sue…so sorry for you and your family. Our prayers and thoughts plus support will be with you in the up coming days.

Amy Glover says:

Christy and family,
My thought and prayers are with all as you walk through this time. May you find peace, comfort, and hope.

Willis & Doris Steiger says:

We express our sympathy

Jan Lewis says:

Sandy, I am saying prayers every day for you and your family. Don was a wonderful man.

Kalen Reichert says:

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God’s healing grace envelop you and your family during these difficult times.

Thomas Hausman says:

Kathy and I send the Findley Family are sincere condolences, he was truly a remarkable man. Savor your memories of him.

Rose Pech says:

Sandy, Mike, Sue, Rob–I will treasure memories of each of you and of Don for as long as I live. He was so very special, as are all of you!!! I’ve never known a more caring and giving family. The words in his obituary are perfect but no words can fully describe the joy he shared as he helped others in any way he could! Each of you shares that same way of caring, and I thank God for you all!! God bless you. Love, Rose

Sandy davis says:

Sandy, l’m keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

Sharry & Pete Lockhart says:

Don was a wonderful man, so quiet & strong. Our prayers & love are with you & your family.

Sharry & Pete

Lillian Eldridge says:

Sandy so sorry to hear the news. I will be praying for you and your family

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