Donald Keith ’50 was born in Pasadena to beloved parents Percy and Anna Keith. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Pasadena and SCU on a baseball scholarship. He married Marilyn Boler in 1952 and in 1954 earned his DDS from USC. In 1955, Don joined the Navy as a medical officer (lieutenant) and moved his family to Ocean Beach. In 1957, he opened his 30-plus year dental practice in North Park. Don loved all sports and was a scratch golfer. Over two decades, he won several city and county amateur golf championships, earning him entry to the San Diego Sports Hall of Champions. He was a member of Stardust C.C. and later San Diego C.C. He especially enjoyed horse racing at Del Mar. Don married Sharon Weir in 1976. In retirement, he was a hospice and Meals on Wheels volunteer, delivering medicine and food. He enjoyed his Catholic faith, golf, horse racing, and spending time with his family. He had a multitude of friends and patients who always said, “to know Don was to love him.” He died on March 23, 2019, and is survived by his children, Bill, Jim (Kathy), Maryann Ross (Dan), and Laurie Cohen, as well as nine grandchildren.

29 Aug 2019