Miotto, Donald A. "Don"
Saginaw Township, Michigan
Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and teacher, Donald A. Miotto, passed away peacefully in the afternoon hours of Monday, March 14, 2022 at his residence in Saginaw Township, Michigan, surrounded by his children. Don was born on March 17, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Napoleon and Anne (Caprani) Miotto. Don was raised and spent his younger years in a small Italian neighborhood in downtown Detroit. Eventually his family moved from the city into the town of Wyandotte. Don was a graduate of Roosevelt High in Wyandotte, Michigan; he was influential in creating the first swim team there. Following high school, Don furthered his education and attended Eastern Michigan University for his undergraduate degree. He joked that he didn’t register for classes at the University of Michigan quickly enough, and as a result was drafted to serve his country. Don proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army; serving at the end of the Korean War as part of the occupational forces writing newsletters and what he referred to as propaganda. After returning from the service, Don completed his Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan. He began his career as an educator teaching Industrial Arts at Farmington High School. On June 17, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan Don married his beloved wife, Lynda M. Myron, and she preceded him in death on November 19, 2019. Early in their marriage, they moved to Saginaw, where Don would begin his new career as Associate Professor in the Technical Division at Delta College. After several decades, Don retired to fulfill his mission of being the world’s best Papa. During the summers Don furthered his education attending numerous universities around the country, with his young family by his side; taking them on fascinating adventures every stop of the way.
Don had numerous joys in life. He and his wife, Lynda, shared a passion for the arts, and the symphony orchestra; being season ticket holders for many years at the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra. They maintained close connections with many special lifelong friends and attended an abundance of great concerts over the years. Don had a great passion for downhill skiing; spending time in Michigan on Nubs Nob and Crystal Mountain. His passion for skiing included the special memories made with family and friends by his side. When there was no snow to be found in the Michigan Summer, Don would load up the car and drive out West to ski Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor. Don was a proud member of the National Ski-Patrol. Cycling was another one of Don’s favorite pastimes; in his 80’s it wasn’t uncommon for his family to find out he did a 30 to 40 mile loop; it was his favorite mode of transportation. Don was an interesting, gentle, and creative soul; cementing countless memories with those he loved wherever possible.
Left to cherish his memories are his two children, Kris (Cindy) Miotto and Kimberly Miotto; five grandchildren, Nickolai, Evan, Andrew (Sara), Mitchell Miotto, and Benjemin Buscarino; two step-grandchildren, Alex (Marc) and Nichole; two great-grandsons, Jonathon “J.J.” and Carter Miotto; siblings, Dennis (Margaret) Miotto and Madeline Miotto; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and students. Don is reunited with his wife, Lynda M. (Myron) Miotto; parents, Napoleon and Anne (Caprani) Miotto; and brother, Robert Miotto.
At the request of Don and his family, cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation to celebrate the life of Don will take place from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Temple Theatre – Leopard Room, 201 N. Washington Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607. Parking can be located alongside the theatre in the Saginaw Community Foundation Parking Lot. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the “International Rescue Committee, www.gifts.rescue.org” or “Undercover Angels Animal Rescue of Saginaw, www.uaars.org ”. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, www.snowfuneralhome.net