Donald Cella

cella1Donald Eugene “Don” Cella was born July 1, 1927 and died August 21, 2009.  A lifelong Washington State resident, he was born and raised in Seattle, lived at the time of his death and for many years previous in Sammamish/Issaquah, and died in Kirkland. For over 50 years of his life he was the owner and operator of Washington Landscape, ancella-2d in that role was responsible for landscaping many prominent local properties. He is survived by Marlene, his wife of 45 years, and his daughter Amy.

Fiercely independent, he was proud to be his own boss.  He loved life, his family, nature and beauty in all its forms.  He never held a grudge.

Having served in both the Army Air Corp and Navy during WWII, Don’s remains were interred at Tahoma National Cemetery on August 28, 2009.  He will be missed deeply.  Donations in his name may be sent, in lieu of flowers, to Evergreen Healthcare Foundation (MS-5), Hospice Services, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA, 98034.

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