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Donald Peter Krakauskas

03/11/1947 - 11/28/2015
Service Date: 12/18/2015
Service Time: 2:00 PM
Service Location: Red Mountain Methodist Church, 2936 North Power Road, Mesa, Arizona 85215

Donald Peter Krakauskas, 68, beloved father, husband, and friend passed Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Scottsdale Osborn Hospital in Scottsdale, from a motorcycle accident.

Donald was preceded in death by his mother and father, Adele and Alfonse Krakauskas. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Skaife, his 2 daughters Chris Lingelbach and Jennifer Baker, his son Chad Krakauskas, 3 stepchildren, 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, his sister Patricia Moorman, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Donald was born in Cleveland, Ohio, served in the Navy, and had a long career in avionic software development at Hamilton Sundstrand. Up to his passing, Don was an avid member of Biker’s Against Child Abuse (BACA). Donald also enjoyed and was a licensed member and operator of ham radio.

Donald was a member of Red Mountain United Methodist Church, 2396 N. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ, where services will be held on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, please direct any donations to BACA through bacamaricopa@gmail.com.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.


  • Even though I didn’t know Don personally I do know of the wonderful work of the BACA Organization. You are all in my thoughts and prayers today and in the following days as you each begin to heal from this tragic loss. God bless you all.

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