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Body found Thursday confirmed to be missing Palo Alto hiker

Original post made on Apr 19, 2015

The Alameda County Coroner's Office has confirmed that a body found in a wilderness area that of a Palo Alto man who went missing while hiking in the the Sunol Regional Wilderness in unincorporated Alameda County on Wednesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4:13 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by a friend
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 19, 2015 at 3:47 am

I love Don very much. He was an amazing man. He touched all he met with kindnss and grace. He was also a follower of the Indian Saint Amma and attended programs every weekend at MA center in San Ramon. He did volunteer work there for the center and Amma's numerous charities. He also
visited Amma in India and volunteered at her schools there.
It is sure from Dons good actions in this life that he is in a good place now. His gentle caring manner will be missed.

Posted by Linda Arms
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 20, 2015 at 7:19 pm

I met Don 15 years ago at the Foundry's parent group. He was well respected for his gentle introspection and acceptance of others. His love of nature was shown when he taught middle school students how to garden. I'm honored that much of his handiwork is right outside my classroom door.
I hope that someone will post information about memorial arrangements for Don. There are many friends from the Foundry and Sunnyvale School District who would like to help honor Don's life, work and spirit.

Posted by LoveandServe
a resident of another community
on Apr 20, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Don will be remembered by all who knew him for his tireless service to anyone in need who happened to cross his path. However, you had to really pay attention because he hid all his compassionate acts behind his quiet humble demeanor. Truly a silent saint in our midst! He will be dearly missed. His soul has surely reached a very high place.

Posted by Hedy McAdams
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 26, 2015 at 8:30 am

Don was a dear friend with many dimensions. He helped introduce me to Amma. I loved running into him on local hikes; always the best of surprises! We also shared interests in political action and common east coast roots. i will miss him and think of him especially on "the dish."

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