Donald Leroy “DL” Catton, USAF

February 22, 1943 - October 26, 2020

One of the last true American gentlemen has lost his long battle with cancer. Cradled in the arms of his loving wife, DL peacefully left this worldly earth on Monday October 26, 2020. DL was a veteran (Air Force), a business owner, a Master Captain, an incredible dancer, and a friend to all he met. Having lived in many parts of the country, he moved to St. Petersburg in 1999 to be near and care for his aging parents. He always said he did not need to go on vacation because he lived in paradise. He so loved walking the beach and rehydrating along the way.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Richardson; his twin brother, Ronald Catton (Bradenton, FL); his brother, Jerry Catton (Henry, IL); sister, Rebecca Catton-Kerner (Chillicothe, IL); and their spouses. In addition, he is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later time. In lieu of flowers please make donations in his honor to Special Operation Warriors Fund through Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club.

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  • Matthew J Gabris Posted October 28, 2020 11:48 am

    Many fond memories of you and DL. He truly celebrated life.

  • Dan and Karen Burgard Posted October 28, 2020 11:49 am

    DL was a caring, loving, humble, honest, and genuinely good man. I will cherish my memories of him as long as I live.

  • Jasmine Sodemann Posted October 28, 2020 11:52 am

    Dear Stephanie and family of DL,
    My thoughts are with you. I feel lucky to have known DL and always enjoyed talking with him at FBEC gatherings. Such a caring and thoughtful person who would get to the heart of any matter. He will be sorely missed.
    My best,
    Jasmine

  • Mark and Judith Johnson Posted October 28, 2020 11:59 am

    We are both sad to hear that DL has passed. DL was a true Gentleman and terrific friend. We have fond memories of our time with DL and will miss him dearly.

  • Tom Stachura Posted October 28, 2020 12:45 pm

    To Stephanie and Family, I have known DL since the 90’s through a business relationship and it was a pleasure to know him on a professional and personal level. He will be missed by all who knew him. God Bless you all.

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