Donald David
Donald Dye, a 51 year resident of Southern California and most recently of Torrance, Ca., passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. Donald was born on February 28, 1958 in Lakewood, Ohio. While very young he moved to Hawthorne. He attended Hawthorne High School, El Camino College and Long Beach State where he obtained a Masters of Public Administration. He worked at Los Angeles International Airport for Mercury Services handling baggage and freight. He then began a law enforcement career starting as a reserve officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Through out the years he worked for El Camino College PD, Inglewood PD and finally Seal Beach PD. His most recent job was working for Covenant Transportation as a terminal manager at their Pomona facility. While young, Donald played Little League Baseball, football and enjoyed working out at a local gym in Hawthorne. He enjoyed drawing cartoon characters and was an avid collector of Hot Wheels. Donald was a big fan of USC, their sports teams and their academic program. Donald was always playing jokes on people and especially his son and daughter, David and Erica who he loved and adored. Donald is survived by, son David, daughter Erica, of Torrance; his father John, a brother John, a sister Denise, all of Hawthorne; a sister Donna, of El Segundo; two brother in-laws Paul and Douglas, and a sister in-law Sandy and former spouse Elizabeth Dye and many other, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his mother Lucille Dye. A prayer vigil will be held at the Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Friday, January 22, 2010, at 7:00pm. Friends are welcome to visit on Friday from 5:00-9:00pm at the mortuary. A Celebration of Life service will be held the following day, Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 11:00am, at the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Hawthorne. A reception will follow after the services.

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  1. Please accecpt my deepest sympathy on the passing of Donny, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends, my heart goes out to his Dad, John, and his brother and sisters!!You will all be in my prayers!!!

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with Don’s children, David and Erica, and their mother, Liz, during this time. I love you!

  3. My deepest condolences to the Dye family. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Rest in peace Don.

  4. Don was my boss at Covenant Transport. He was a very nice person to work with and he went the extra mile to help others. He was the best boss I ever worked with in my life.

  5. My deepest condolences to the Dye family. Don was an amazing person, he was the most honest and loving human beings I ever had the pleasure to meet. I will miss him.

  6. My deepest sympathies go out to the Dye family. I want to say to the children of Don that their father was a kind and gentle man who passed away too soon. May peace be with you on your journey through this difficult time.

  7. Don was a very caring man, always smiling and making others laugh. He will be missed by many. My condolences to the Dye family.

  8. I have many fond memories of Donald during our high school years, especially on Cougar Staff. He was always fun to be around. Please know that as I speak for the Greasby family, our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Dye family.

  9. In the short time that we’ve known Don, he has left a warm footprint and memory in our hearts. He was full of life, laughs, and love, and and never hesitated to help people out. He will be missed dearly by all and our condolences to those who loved him most.

  10. To Liz, David, Erica and the entire family of Mr. Dye, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, and we hope your memories may be a source of comfort for you as time passes.

  11. Dear Dye family, I am sorry to hear of Don’s untimely passing. I remember his cheerful demeanor, and encouraging outlook on life. His undeniable manner and friendly humor was a positive motivation when working out at doc’s, or just when being in his presence.

  12. Dear David & Erica, We are so sorry for your loss. Your Father had a lot to be proud of in the wonderful young people that you are. I am sure that he will be watching over you and that you will continue to make him proud. God Bless you all.

  13. My deepest sympathy to family and friends. I will hold Don in my heart as a loving and kind man. God Bless – Mickey

  14. My prayers and thoughts go out to the entire Dye family. It was a pleasure working with Don and he will be missed..

  15. All our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Dye family. Don was a great guy to work with,and a good friend. I wish we could have had more time together. RIP Don.

  16. To Don’s Family and Loved Ones, I had the honor of working with Don as a fellow Law Enforcement Officer in the City Of Inglewood, CA. He will certainly be missed by all. My prayers are with all of the family.

  17. I knew Don for a few years but as soon as I met him I saw him as the most caring, kind and giving person I had ever known. He was a great man in many more ways than I can probably express. I know and feel God will bless him and his family, for he is one of a kind. There are not many that radiate that kind of inner beauty. God bless.

  18. Don may you rest in peace as you enter the Pearly Gates of Heaven. I also had the privilege of working with you at IPD and will cherish the memories. My prayers and sympathies are with Don’s family; God Bless all of you.

  19. Fly fast on Angels wings to Heavens gate Don, may God have mercy on your soul and grant you Peace. You were a very good friend to me at a time when I needed one. You are missed. Linda McDonald ret SBPD

  20. My condolences to the Dye family during this very difficult time. Don was the main influence for my transferring to the Seal Beach police department in the 90’s. I have very fond memories of him…

  21. My thoughts & prayers to the entire Dye family, especially to Liz, David & Erica. I wish a comforting peace in the knowledge that he had many friends & was loved by all those who knew him.

  22. Don was a great guy and my only regret was not keeping in touch with him. He will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to his family and his children

  23. i will miss u but well meet again someday i am grateful for you helping me with my wedding i know that you are with jesus and you are loved God got his angel back. I love you Don.

  24. Our love and sympathy go out to the entire Dye family. Don, Liz, David & Erica were an important part of our lives for many years. We spent many hours laughing and sharing our lives together. The good memories will last forever!!

  25. My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to the Dye family. Don was a true friend and always fun to be around. I will never forget the laughs we shared and the fun we had working together.

  26. My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to the Dye family. Don was a true friend and always fun to be around. I will never forget the laughs we shared and the fun we had working together.

  27. Don Juan, I love you. I will miss your ridiculous stories, holidays and your love for UCS. Thankyou for all the love, support and genorosity you have shown my family over the last six yrs. You will be missed. Love Theresa

  28. We are feeling your loss back here in Pa. Donald had a special place in our hearts. He was a very special cousin. Our prayers are with all of you. He will be missed.

  29. To all of Don’s family and friends, my family and I express our deepest condolences. I was acquainted with Don & his family while we both were employed at the Seal Beach Polce De[artment. We were both fans of Porsche autos and we shared many laughs through the years we worked together. We will miss him!

  30. We just heard about Donald’s passing, we are sorry that we did not make any of the services. Our family knew Donald more during his childhood growing up in Del Aire. Ric and Donald were good friends when they were little kids. Playing little league baseball at Del Aire Park, riding bikes at hokie ponokie and having contests with their hot wheels. Donald’s laugh was the best…it made you laugh when you heard him laugh. As growing up, Ric would run into Donald at various places in the So. Bay, talk old/new times and have a good laugh. We are sending our condolences to his whole family. Sounds like Donald was a fun loving adult, just as he was when he was a kid in Del Aire/Hawthorne growing up.

  31. My prayers and friendship goes to you and the kids. Donnie was a great guy and was great to work around Inglewood. we were both hired around the same time and we will all miss him. God bless and take care. Jim Stuart IPD # 494

  32. Although a few years late in finding this online obituary, I want to share and express my condolences to my friends John and Sandy. To date, the family has been through so much, therefore I am in continued prayer for you all. We said farewell to Papa John last week, and in a couple weeks we will say the same to Missy. We are here for you all. I trust that the wonderful memories of Donald, Papa John, and Missy will help to somehow heal a wound that never really heals, until we meet them all again. Peace and blessings to you. Ryan

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