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Randy Berger posted on 5/11/19
My condolences to the family. I worked with Don at the U of I. He was a wonderful worker. He really understood electronics. I remember Wendy. She would cook something about the size of a baseball, kind of steamed dough with vegetables in it. I know this took time but she liked doing it for me. One of my fondest memory of Don was in the Lab around noon. There was a smoke detector above Don's work bench. He had a toaster that didn't work well. So most noon's were brought in with burning toast and the smoke detector going off. One professor said something and the secretary said "that is just Don burning the toast". When the smoke detector went off Don would get excited and say "toasta, toasta". The last time I saw Don was at the mall maybe 20 years ago. We were happy to see each other and had a good visit. Don will truly be missed, and I miss Him. Randy