83, of Tucson, AZ died on September 21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Shepherd in 2013 and her son, Shawn who passed at the age of four. She is survived by her children, Rena, Ceddena, Kenneth, Kathy, Christina and David. She will be greatly missed by many. Viewing will be Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL. Funeral Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the LDS Church, 9541 E. Snyder. Donantions in lieu of flowers will be accepted for a memorial bench to be placed at Agua Caliente Park which can be sent to 1424 N. Brown Ave., Tucson, AZ 85715.
It is with great sadness that the family of Donald announces his unexpected passing early Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the age of 73.
Don was born on August 22, 1945, to David Medoff and Elizabeth French Medoff in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Don lived in Tucson, Arizona since the early 1970's and was a successful businessman who started and ran Solar Industries for the last 40 years. The company was built on Don's drive, hard work, vision, and quest for excellence. Words cannot begin to express the hole his absence will leave in the world. His generosity and kindness knew no bounds.
Don was known for his integrity, his kind heart, quick wit, infectious smile, warm hugs, and his compassionate spirit. Everyone who knew him was better for it. He was a humble man who would do anything for those he loved; It was his second nature. He changed countless lives on a daily basis.
Don had a genuine curiosity for this world, for people, and for life that inspired those around him. He had a thirst for knowledge and a brightness in his heart that was contagious to anyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Don was a passionate man who loved deeply. Family, motorcycles, books, coffee, his dogs and helping people were some of his favorite things in this life.
His pride in his family and his grandchildren was unparalleled. He loved them all endlessly. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Connelly; daughter, Elizabeth Cirrito and fiancée, Sean Wintrow; daughter, Renee Agresti, husband John Agresti and grandson, Nicholas; daughter, Michele Schiappa, husband Ennio Schiappa; granddaughter, Keeley; great-grandson, Sawyer and grandsons, Vincenzo, Dominick and Gianni; daughter, Jennifer Burns, husband Lance Burns and grandson, Triston; daughter, Stephanie Medoff; and his two Irish Wolfhounds, Clancy and Eden.
A Celebration of Don's life will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church at 9:30 in the morning.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Don may be made to St. Francis Homeless Shelter (www.inthearmsofstfrancis.com) or Gentle Giants Rescue (www.gentlegiantsrescue.com/donations) His brilliant blue eyes will be deeply missed, and he will always be cherished. Arrangements by ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME.