Donald RaceName: Donald Race
Date of Death: December 20, 2013
Age at death: 84
Donald Edson Race, 84, Bradenton, died on Dec. 20, 2013 at home. Born in Rome, NY., to the late Homer and Estella Race, he received a bachelor’s degree from Teacher’s College (now Central Connecticut State University) before serving as an officer in the Marines during the Korean War. He subsequently completed a Master’s degree at Springfield College, Springfield MA, and post-graduate work at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. His lifelong focus was in education and he taught United States History for 35 years at Manchester High School (CT). As an avid athlete, he coached high school and youth baseball, and was a high school soccer referee. Mr. Race resided in Glastonbury, CT for three decades prior to retiring in Bradenton, FL in 1989. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Diane M. Race (nee Davis), three sons Randall S. Race and his wife Dorothy of Baltimore MD, Thomas C. Race and his wife Alma of Stockbridge MI, and Edward A. Race of Glastonbury CT, as well as five grandchildren: Melissa, Nicole, Tyler, Benjamin, and Coleman.
A family memorial service will be held later this year. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Donald Race Memorial Fund, PO Box 96011 Washington DC 20090-6011, or online http://act.alz.org/goto/DonRace. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.