February 28, 1958 ~ January 13, 2010
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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