Donald Paul Rossiter

January 21, 1988 ~ February 18, 2021 (age 33)


Donald Paul Rossiter, 33, died February 18, 2021 with family by his side in San Francisco, CA. Donald was born January 21, 1988 in Livermore, CA to Gary and Patricia (Hogue) Rossiter. He grew up in Danville, CA. and attended San Ramon Valley High School. He received his B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley and attended UC Davis School of Law.

Donald pursued a career in marketing and was the Marketing Proposal Coordinator at DKS Associates, an Oakland based engineering firm.

Donald loved meeting people, traveling, and learning the history and culture of foreign countries. In 2012 he went to South Korea to teach English, where he met Hyejin (Lucy) Song. In 2015 they were married and made their home in Concord, CA, but divorced in 2019. At the time of his death, Donald was in a loving relationship with Karen Li, residing in San Bruno, CA.

From a young age, Donald was always adventurous and enjoyed a wide array of activities including archery, hiking, kayaking, target shooting, gourmet cooking, and competitive on-line video gaming with his brothers & friends. On a given day he could be found anywhere from riding camels in Morocco to working in a food line in San Francisco.

Donald is survived by his mother and stepfather Patricia and David Kaut, father and stepmother, Gary and Denise Rossiter, 3 bothers, Alexander (Ellen), Anthony, and Paul (Anabel), his sister Felicia (Robert), and stepbrother Laurence Baumgarten, his uncle Robert (Dana) Hogue, and aunt Melinda Hogue.

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