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CHERUBINI, DONALD

CHERUBINI - Donald Age 63, of Wilton Manors, FL, died suddenly on April 23, 2017. Donald was born on September 3, 1953 in Niagara Falls, NY a son of the late Frank and Marina Cherubini. Donald attended Trott Vocational High School in Niagara Falls. Following high school, Donald's entrepreneurial interests led him to own and operate a photography studio in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He also worked at Schimshacks Restaurant in Cambria, NY before starting the area's first fragrance shop, "Lotions and Potions" in Buffalo, NY. Donald began what was to become a 30-year career with Hyatt Corporation in Buffalo in 1984, working in both the food service and concierge departments. He was the recipient of several awards, including the Hyatt Distinguished Service Award. In 2005, Donald moved to Washington, DC and retired from Hyatt in 2014. The family will celebrate Donald's life on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at KALIS-McINTEE FUNERAL HOME, 2505 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors, FL 33305. A reception will be held at the funeral home beginning at 1 PM and will end at 3 PM at which time Rev. Leslie A. Rutland-Tipton will lead family and friends in recalling how Donald enriched and contributed to the lives of those he touched. He requested that this be a secular, happy and informal celebration. Donald is survived by his life partner John "Jack" Ellison, 21 cousins and other relatives. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Kalis-McIntee.com (954) 566-7621.

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