Donald Rundy passed peacefully at the age of 82 on June 24, 2017 joining his wife, Patricia in eternal rest. Don was born in Marysville, CA to Scott Edward Rundy and Louise Ellen Rundy, and spent most of his young teen years in San Francisco, CA. He met the love of his life, Patricia Archinal Rundy, on a blind date there in the city and his life began.
Don and Pat married in Alameda, CA, settled down to raise their family in San Leandro, CA, and retired to San Ramon, CA. They were blessed with 61 years of marriage together and set a beautiful example for their family. Don and Pat raised two daughters, Kathleen (Rundy) Moody and Karen (Rundy) Hallett, and were extremely proud to watch the family grow. Don welcomed two son-in-laws, J.C. Moody and Bob Hallett; two granddaughters, Jennifer Hallett and Lisa (Hallett) Schlotz; and was thrilled to be able to witness the wedding of Lisa and Drew Schlotz and welcomed Drew into the family.
Don retired early after serving more than 35 years with the CA Department of Motor Vehicles and believed in living every day to the fullest. Always extremely active, walking was a passion as well as numerous hobbies including, traveling around the world; exploring the island of Maui; making friends at the Colombo Club and SIR organization; and playing golf. He enjoyed gardening, working on his cars, telling colorful stories of his life in San Francisco, and following Bay Area sports. A fan to the end, Don went to every Oakland Raiders home game until the age of 80. He always said his greatest legacy was his family and he passed on a rich history of his family’s connections to the gold rush era in Rough and Ready, CA. Spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren was what made him happy.
Headstrong, persistent, and tough, Don was also a survivor and fought and persevered through a 9 year battle with Multiple Myeloma cancer and finally Dementia in the end. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation to help extend the lives of those fighting the disease.
Don will be laid to rest in Rough and Ready alongside his beloved wife in a joint interment in August.