Donald J. “Don” Vecchio, age 67 of Kerrville, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at his residence. He was born July 17, 1943 in Amsterdam, NY to Joseph and Leona (Derenske) Vecchio. On July 13, 1968, he married Suzanne Tabbert in Pompano Beach, FL.

Don was a skilled craftsman in the maintenance department of the South campus before his retirement in January 2007 after 13 years of service. Don was a retired Union electrician. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg.

He loved Kerrville, working outside and doing projects. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was an avid animal lover.

Survivors include wife, Suzanne Vecchio of Kerrville; sons, Mark Vecchio of Dallas, Steven Vecchio of Kerrville and Jason Vecchio and wife, Jessica of Alvin; daughter in law, Shanna Vecchio of Kerrville; brother, David Vecchio and wife, Katie of Anniston, AL; grandchildren, Eva and Kaitlyn Vecchio of Kerrville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 4, 2011, 5-7 PM at Grimes Funeral Chapels.

Services will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011, 1 PM at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church officiated by Pastor Seth Dorn.

Pallbearers will be Mark Vecchio, Steven Vecchio, Jason Vecchio and David Vecchio.

Memorials may be made to the memorial fund at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 219 W. Lower Crabapple Rd., Fredericksburg, TX 78624, American Cancer Society, 8115 Datapoint Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229 or to the Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue, P.O. Box 270362, Flower Mound, TX 75027.