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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On October 27, 2016 @ 4:11 pm In Obituary | No Comments

86, of Phoenix, passed away on October 24, 2016. Don to his friends, was born in Omaha NE and came to Phoenix in 1960. Don was a Drug and Alcohol Counselor with the V.A. Health Care System. Don loved to fly planes and was a barn stormer. He loved photography and the arts. He was a member of the Phoenix Symphony and a member of the Phoenix Art Museum. A graduate of St. Pat’s High School in North Platte, NE and Regis College in Denver, CO and received his Master’s Degree from ASU and later, taught there. He was a season ticket holder and an avid fan of both ASU and the Arizona Cardinals. He was an officer and a member of the Phoenix Friends of Jung. Don was faithful to his religion and had a wonderful sense of humor. He is survived by his daughters Alice Kathleen “Kat” Keating, Kathleen Feeken, two sisters, Cam French and Carole Andrews and many dear friends, to include Phyllis Ashley. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley.

Condolences for the family of “PROHOSKY, DONALD E.”

Condolence from Kathleen (Kathy) K. Feeken born Kathleen K. Prohosky on October 29th, 2016 7:41 am

Kathleen (Kathy) K. Feeken born Kathleen K. Prohosky

Don, my Father gave me memories that I will cherish forever.
I want to share part of a passage from The Prophet, written by Kahlil Gibran –
May the words bring us comfort – w/all my love, K. xxoo

… You would know the secret of death.

But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.

If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depths of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;

And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.

Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

Condolence from Mary E Morman on October 30th, 2016 9:42 am

Kathleen: So sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family and sending hugs and prayers.

Condolence from Barb and Joe Amy on November 2nd, 2016 2:13 pm

To the family of Don Prohosky:
Please accept our condolences on the loss of Don. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Bonny Hoffman on November 3rd, 2016 6:57 pm

Naomi and I wish to express our condolences on your loss. We liked and enjoyed Don very much.
May God be with you during your time of sorrow.

Bonny Hoffman
Naomi Oglesby

Condolence from Cam French on November 3rd, 2016 7:34 pm

Epitaph For A Friend

An honest man here lies at rest,
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d;
If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this

Robert Burns

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