OBITUARY

Donald Russell MEEK

June 10, 1933June 26, 2022
Obituary of Donald Russell MEEK
Donald Russell Meek June 10, 1933 - June 25, 2022 Donald Russell Meek, 89, passed away on June 25, 20222 in his home surrounded by the love of his family. Don was born June 10, 1933, to a pioneer California family. He attended the University of California where he graduated in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve. In 1956 Don married fellow Cal alum Jane Coglizer and remained her devoted husband for 67 years as together they created a home and legacy for their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended their family circle to include wonderful lifetime friends. Don’s career in the steel industry spanned 45 years, and when he retired from Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 2002, he was the last employee west of the Mississippi River. Don was an avid golfer and regularly traveled with good friends to play courses both far and near and come football season you could always find him in his end zone seats at Memorial Coliseum cheering on his beloved Cal Bears. He was also a tireless volunteer with many organizations, including Young Life Capernum in Contra Costa County, City Impact in San Francisco, and the Miracle Ranch orphanage in Baja California, Mexico. Don is survived by his wife Jane Coglizer Meek (Walnut Creek, CA), his three children, Donald W Meek and his wife Summer (Laguna Beach, CA), Susan Jane Ankenbrandt and her husband Don (Birmingham, AL), and Ann Elisabeth Meek and her husband Tom Cunningham (Hollywood, CA). He is also survived by five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating Don’s life will be held on Friday, July 22, 20222 at 3pm at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, CA, followed by a reception at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Lafayette, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Young Life Birmingham South, Attn: Jake Ankenbrandt PO Box 381744, Birmingham, AL, 35238.

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