Don Cinnamond passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 11, 2004 surrounded by his family. At the time of his passing he was 84 1/2. Don was most proud of his family. His loving wife Rhea of 53 1/2 years preceded him a few years ago. His two sons and their wives, and three extraordinary grandchildren survive him. Don was Great American and an important member of The Greatest Generation. He served as a naval aviator in WWII, and thereafter with the Navy Reserves. He also worked for 43 1/2 years as an Assistant Circulation Manager with the Los Angeles Times. Since his retirement, he has enjoyed his beach house and the many friends who came to share in this most special life. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM at the Inglewood Park Cemetery on Thursday, July 25th.

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  1. Hello all … I finally read my Daily Breeze of this past Wednesday and found Don\’s name among the obituaries. I was truly saddened to see his name there. I planned to go to the service on July 25th as the obituary in the paper stated. However, upon going into the White & Day site I found that the 25th was erroneous .. it was yesterday, the 15th. I am so sorry that I missed being there. It\’s been a few years that I have seen or spoken with any of you. Since moving from the beach 4 1/2 years ago after 16 years as being Don & Rhea\’s neighbor, I didn\’t get a chance to see Don but a few times during the past few years. I remember being there when your Mom passed away and now, I am so sad to hear of Don\’s passing. He was a terrific guy. I still can smell the turkey smoking next door during the holidays. I still remember he and I going down to the beach to do a little surf fishing. I remember so many of the conversations we had over all the years I lived there. I remember how just how much he loved his Grandkids, his family…he always spoke of all of you. He was just a Prince of a man. I just sent him my property sales update earlier this week and put a litlle “Hi Don” in the corner of of it. I imagine that he did not see it. I wish he had so that he would know I am thinking of him. My heart and prayers go out to all of you. You have a terrific Dad and Grandad!! I miss him more now knowing that he is no longer here. Only good thoughts …. “Skip” Zeleny Shorewood Realtors – perhaps that will give you another reference as to who I am in case you have forgotten.

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