Saturday, March 19, 2016
Donald Rand, BHS '62 (1944-2016)
Obituary for Donald Rand
Donald Lee “Don” Rand, 71, died March 12, 2016 at home in Waldoboro. He was born August 14, 1944 in Glendale, California to Elmer F. Rand and Gwendolyn Y. Dunn. Don grew up in California and graduated from Burbank High School in 1962. He then attended the Chouinard Art Institute and obtained a BS in 1966.
Don operated an antique and restoration business for 12 years. He then owned and operated Merry-Go-Round in Griffith Park in Los Angeles for 10 years. Don then moved to New England and started a piano roll business and also became more interested in his art work which included line drawings, pastels and watercolors.
He was very entertaining and jovial and will be missed by many people all over the world.
Don was predeceased by his father and brother, Gary Rand.
He is survived by his mother Gwendolyn Rand of Coopers Mills, one Aunt, one nephew and many close friends.
No services will be held at this time
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s name to the Waldoboro Food Pantry, P.O. Box 692, Waldoboro, ME 04572.
Hall’s Funeral Home and Tribute Center of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, light a candle for Don, or to share a story or pictures, visit his Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS
Mary Maxham Healey
RIP fellow classmate.
Don was always an uplifting presence during our BHS years. RIP, Don, you absolutely will be missed.
CERALBUS says he was "staff artist." Wonder which, or if all, the art work in the '62 CERALBUS is his. If my memory is correct, I knew Don from Mrs. Utzman's Spanish class. An interesting life! RIP.
Don had an extraordinary gift for caricatures. I always thought he would be great at political cartoons, his talent was so immense. Along with a great sense of humor and artistic talent I don't know why the local animation studios weren't lined up to offer him lucrative employment opportunities.
God Bless Don. He was a friend of my Jon's. Very talented fellow and a really exceptionally NICE guy!
Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace, Don.
My condolences to your family and friends. RIP Don.
Linda C. Mustion
I knew Don or as we called him Donnie since I was a kid I grew up across the street from his mom and brother Gary, Don was incredibly talented and a great artist, he often put on little shows in the backyard where he would show 16 millimeter movie pictures, he would build a box office that he made out of cardboard painted it like a box offic, and sold candy, popcorn. charge of everybody a nickel to come in it was a lot of fun. I also remember when he made his first cartoon called tge lemon sisters... he was very talented. I also remember when he bought his first car was a 57 Chevy it was the Envy of every kid on the Block!
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