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In Memory of

Ret. Donald Fiero

June 14, 1938 - May 17, 2017

Obituary


MSG Donald Fiero ret. died peacefully, after battling Alzheimer's Disease for 14 years, on May 17, 2017 in Leander, TX. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia of Leander, TX and his children - daughter, Cindy McNally, and sons Daniel Fiero and Paul Fiero. He had 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Also left behind are his sisters Mary Richmond and Sharon Gehrke and brothers Jim Fiero and Chuck Fiero.

He was born in Batavia, New York on June 14, 1938. He married the love of his life, Patricia, on August...

MSG Donald Fiero ret. died peacefully, after battling Alzheimer's Disease for 14 years, on May 17, 2017 in Leander, TX. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia of Leander, TX and his children - daughter, Cindy McNally, and sons Daniel Fiero and Paul Fiero. He had 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Also left behind are his sisters Mary Richmond and Sharon Gehrke and brothers Jim Fiero and Chuck Fiero.

He was born in Batavia, New York on June 14, 1938. He married the love of his life, Patricia, on August 15, 1959. The newlyweds drove to Texas on their honeymoon in their 1957 Ford pulling a one wheel trailer with their life's possessions. Don was blessed with many talents, there wasn't much he couldn't't fix or build. He had a passion for gardening and traveling across the country pulling their 5th wheel trailer. He particularly loved the Smoky Mountains and spent many summers as a campground host there.

Don joined the National Guard after graduating from high school in 1958 and served for 38 years. He had many military occupational skills through the years and was deployed twice. He deployed during the Cuban Missile Crisis and to Hungary in support of the Bosnian Conflict. He was an accomplished, highly decorated, and proud soldier - one of his last cognitive reactions was to respond to being called MSG Fiero when he was otherwise unresponsive.
The family would like to recognize and thank Ken Missler, the staff at Riva Ridge Memory Care Center, and Hospice Nurse Shelly Baker for their respectful, faithful, and loving care through the years.

Memorial Services, with full military honors, will be held at Good News United Methodist Church located at 1610 E. New Hope Dr. on June 3rd at 12:00 (noon). A reception will follow at VFW Post 10427 located at 8760 Ranch Rd 2243, Leander. Visitation will be held June 2nd from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Good News United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany House of Friends (they provide respite to caregivers and enrich the quality of life of their loved ones with dementia) at 10010 Anderson Mill Rd. Austin, TX 78750 OR Good News United Methodist Church 1610 E. New Hope Dr. Leander, TX 78641