DURHAM- Donald “Don” Fortini, age 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday December 8, 2016 at Duke University Hospital. Don was born August 3, 1925 to the late Anthony John Fortini and Marjorye Haftel Fortini.
Don proudly served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a member of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Don had a huge charismatic personality…an off the charts extrovert and a dominating presence. He had a loving relationship with his children and grandchildren. Don always took great interest to know what they were doing and had the gift to make each one laugh. The family is extremely grateful to have had such a caring husband, father, and grandfather.
Don is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy Earle Fortini; his sons, Anthony Craig Fortini of Naples, FL; Brian Earle Fortini and wife, Nancy Jane Chapel of Encinitas, CA; his daughters, Linda Ellen Fortini of Stamford, CT; Laura Louise Weaver and husband, James of Durham; and Tracy Ann Fortini and husband, Lloyd Evan Davis of El Cerrito, CA; his daughter-in-law, Kelly Ann Fortini of Pompano Beach, FL; his grandchildren, Wesley Fortini, John Fortini, Emma Fortini, William Fortini, Hannah Fortini, Galen Wilson, Hayden Fortini, Taylor Fortini, Brian Fortini, Ethan Davis and his beloved cat, Sam.
Don was preceded in death by his son, Victor Scott Fortini and his sister, Joan Marjorie Resnick.
A memorial service will be held 2:00PM, on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church with Rev. Katie Crowe officiating. A reception will follow service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, 927 W. Trinity Ave. Durham, NC 27701.
The Fortini family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
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