Donald “Don” F. Traflet, Sr.

October 24, 1936 - May 25, 2012
Donald “Don” F. Traflet, Sr.

Donald “Don” Francis Traflet, Sr., 75, of Wilmington, formerly of Henderson, NC died Friday, May 25, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Traflet was born October 24, 1936 and was raised in Butler, NJ. He attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School and Butler High School and graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. and Fairleigh Dickinson University with an MBA. Prior to moving to Henderson, NC, Mr. Traflet lived in Wilmington, DE, Bowie, MD, and Livingston, NJ. He was a member of the US Navy and served aboard the USS Independence. He was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Traflet was the VP of Sales for Montair Industries. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington, NC.

He was the husband of Margaret “Peggy” Traflet and the father of Donald Traflet , Jr., Michael and Donna Traflet, and Gary and Lisa Traflet, all of Wilmington. He was also the grandfather of 5 including Zachary Traflet, Caroline Traflet, Lauren Traflet, Meredith Traflet, and Kiersten Spence. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Frederick Emil and Alice Tintle Traflet of Butler, NJ and a brother, Robert F. Traflet, of Elmwood Park, NJ. He is survived by his sister, Margaret Traflet Tintle, of New Carrollton, MD. He is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life is being planned for Saturday June 9, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church. The family will be at the home after the service to greet friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Mary / Tileston Outreach, 412 Ann Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401.

The family would like to thank the members of St. Mary Catholic Church, Harbor United Methodist Church, the staff of DaVita Dialysis Center of Wilmington, Patrick O’Connell, PA and their friends and neighbors, in the Fairfield Park neighborhood, for all their love and support.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • May 27, 2012
    Bob and Jean Decker says:
    Sorry to hear of Don's passing under such circumstances. We'll keep you and Don in our prayers. Bob Decker

  • June 01, 2012
    Kim T. Huchens says:
    Don: My deepest condolences to you and your family in the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you all. Kim Hutchens

  • May 28, 2012
    Bernice Barchan says:
    Dear Peggy and Family,c My heartfelt condolences go to you, Peggy, and your family. My prayers for all of you, Bernice

  • May 29, 2012
    Phyllis Kimrey says:
    I didn't know Mr. Traflet but I know Michael and Gary. If the measure of a father is witnessed in his children - Don Traflet must have been an exceptional man. Gary, my prayers are with you and your entire family during this time. I am asking for God's comfort and peace for each of you.

  • May 29, 2012
    Marilyn Wells says:
    With deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.