It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Donald E Hallman, Jr., 78, of Punta Gorda, FL on March 27, 2021 at Tidewell Hospice. Donald was born October 6, 1942, in Benton Harbor, MI to Donald E and Lillian Hallman.
Donald “Papa” Hallman was a man of many words, experiences, and had a lifetime of filling dreams with his wife, Susan. Don was a business owner of Hallman Electronics, Inc., an Electrical and Software Engineer for Hallman Electric, and the Nuclear Industry. Don was a boater, a RVer, a lover of cats, a volunteer, a world traveler, a grill master and cook, lover of good beer and food, and a friend to all. Don retired in 1998 and moved to Punta Gorda in 1999.
Don was a member of the Punta Gorda Elks, IEEE, IBEW, a Royal Arch Mason, a Knights Templar of the Peninsula Commandry, and a Saladin Shriner. Don volunteered as the E-Communication Director for BSIA, cruise director for BSIBC, and for the many Festivals and the FOP in Michigan.
Don was most proud of being a husband to Susan Thomasson Hallman, a father to Jacqueline Van Horn (MI) and Jennifer Brown (FL), and an amazing Papa to Tyler and Jakeb Brown and Michael and Timothy Van Horn. Don is also survived by his sister Diane Bomke (FL), his niece Jennifer Baldwin (NE), and his nephew Robert Seaman(MI).
A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.