In Memoriam: Donald Lee Corsetti (May 9, 1947 – Sept. 29, 2021)

October 2021 Posted in Obituary

Beloved husband, father, and grandfather Donald Lee Corsetti passed away at the age of 74 on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

Donald was born May 9, 1947 in Eureka, California to Alfredo and Frances Corsetti. Donald graduated in Eureka from St. Bernard’s Academy in 1965. After high school graduation, Donald attended Mount Angel College in Mount Angel, Oregon and graduated in 1969 with a Master’s Degree in Arts.

It was at Mt. Angel College that he met the love of his life, Mary Bauer. Donald and Mary were married in 1969 in San Francisco, California. They moved to Mount Angel and then soon relocated to Silverton, Oregon in 1971. Donald and Mary have lived in the same house in Silverton since that time where they raised their four children. Donald worked as a counselor at McLaren School for the Boys for 30 years in Woodburn, Oregon where he retired in 1999.

Donald was an avid researcher of genealogy and loved exploring history. He was also a fantastic artist in both woodworking and drawing. Donald was an extremely active parishioner at St. Paul’s Catholic Church since 1971.

Donald is survived by his true love of 52 years, Mary Corsetti. Donald is also survived by his four children, Todd (Bridget) Corsetti, Talitha (Kimiko) Bandy, Shane (Melissa) Corsetti, and Katrien (Brant) Stai. Donald was adored by his ten grandchildren who lovingly called him Papa: Olivia Corsetti, Quinn Corsetti, Billie Corsetti, Solomon Bandy, Amarei Bandy, Cailin Dittler, Cicely Corsetti, Jack Stai, Grace Stai, and Dean Stai. Donald is also survived by his sister Nancy (Johnny) Lilly.

Donald will be remembered for his tremendous sense of humor, his love of family, his humility, and his selflessness.

The funeral service for Donald Corsetti was on Oct. 8 at St. Paul’s Parish in Silverton, and he will be buried in the St. Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Unger Funeral Chapel.

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