Donald A. Rosenfeld, 82


SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Donald A. Rosenfeld died March 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah where he lived with his granddaughter, Ashlei, her husband, Michael Thompson and his three great-grandchildren. 

Born in Providence, the son of the late Nathan and Sarah Rosenfeld, he had lived in both Rhode Island and Connecticut before relocating to Utah. 

He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford after serving four years with the United States Coast Guard. He worked for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Hartford, Connecticut, and then for the Utah Department of Public Safety. He served many years in the Utah National Guard Reserves, and was activated several times, including when in his 50s for the Gulf War. 

Donald was gifted with a beautiful bass voice as well as the ability to play several instruments. He shared his musical talents widely, entertaining in many venues. He was also an avid cook, photographer and golfer. 

He was the father of Jan Brownstein and David Rosenfeld, both of Utah, and the late Marci and Ronald Rosenfeld of Connecticut. He is also survived by his grandchildren Ashlei Thompson (husband Michael), Alec and Aric Flitton, all of Utah; Natalie and Ethan Gaudette of Connecticut; and four great-grandchildren, Mya, Addison, Landon and Jayden all of Utah. He was the brother of Marsha Kirshenbaum of Cranston.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or the charity of your choice.

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