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Updated: 02/08/2014 08:00:01AM

Donald B. Terrana

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Donald Bruce Terrana was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 25, 1925, and died peacefully at home in Venice, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

Proud of his military service in World War II, he returned home to graduate from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute as an aeronautical engineer. He had a long career at Grumman Aerospace Corporation, and also at the Boeing Corporation in Seattle, Wash., prior to his retirement in Venice, Fla.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jean; their three sons in Seattle, Wash., Peter Redis, F. FitzGerald Redis and Mark Redis; three children by his former wife Jan Terrana, Karen Long of Dallas, Texas, Kristy Krieger of Jupiter, Fla., and N. Craig Terrana of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a total of eight adoring grandchildren.

Services: A Celebration of Life will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date.