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In Memory of

Donald E. Darling

January 24, 1931 - August 27, 2016

Obituary


Donald Edward Darling, 85, of Tallahassee, passed away at Big Bend Hospice on Saturday, (8/27). He was born in Rochester, NY on January 24, 1931.

Don was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving as a Gunner on B-29 aircraft in the US Air Force. After his military service, Don received a BA in Education from Springfield College, Springfield, MA and Master's degree from the University of Miami.

Don had a career in Education that spanned over 40 years with the Florida Department of Education with Student Services and public education...

Donald Edward Darling, 85, of Tallahassee, passed away at Big Bend Hospice on Saturday, (8/27). He was born in Rochester, NY on January 24, 1931.

Don was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving as a Gunner on B-29 aircraft in the US Air Force. After his military service, Don received a BA in Education from Springfield College, Springfield, MA and Master's degree from the University of Miami.

Don had a career in Education that spanned over 40 years with the Florida Department of Education with Student Services and public education as a Teacher and Basketball Coach. He was a member of the Elks Club, and had a passion for volunteering and helping others. He volunteered as a medical transport and emergency aid responder and LifePath Hospice counselor while living in Sun City Florida. He also volunteered at Springwood Elementary in Tallahassee and was affectionately known as "Papa Owl".

He married Brita Sylvia Benson on June 30, 1973 and was preceded in death by her after 39 years. He is survived by his children, David (Virginia), Marc (Kara), Craig (Tess), and Jennifer (Tim) and is the very proud grandfather of 10, who will miss him dearly.

Friends may call at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Tuesday (8/30) from 4:30 until 7:30 PM. The funeral service will be Wednesday (8/31), the time yet to be determined. The family suggests memorial donations to Big Bend Hospice, in lieu of flowers.