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Ray S. Donze

d. April 1, 2010

Ray S. Donze, lifelong Rockford resident, died peacefully at 12: 15 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010 in Swedish American Hospital.nbsp; He was the son of Salvadore and Michela Marino Donze.nbsp; An extraordinary, wise, kind, quiet and gentle man.nbsp; He loved life, family and friends.nbsp; He showed us what it means to love and to be loved.

He served in the US Air Force as a pilot and 1 st Lieutenant, graduated from ITT with a degree in engineering and retired from Sundstrand after a 30 year career.nbsp; He loved the arts, was an accomplished woodworker and builder, and excelled in all sports, proudly receiving a hole-in-one trophy for golf.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary and daughter Lisa; son-in-law Bennett Siegel; adoring grandchildren Nora and Lucas Ransick;nbsp; step-grandchildren Jolan, Gabrielle and Noah Evans-Siegel and sisters, Sarah Terrazino, Antoinette Lamia and many nieces and nephews.

Our heartfelt thanks to our angels , Louise, Rachel, Tracey and Pete for their loving care and to our dear family and friends for their support.

Services will be private.nbsp; In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Wisconsin Parkinsons Association, 945 N. 12 th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233.nbsp; Arrangements were completed by Fitzgerald Funeral Home amp; Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd.nbsp; Condolences and memories can be shared at

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