Beverly Stauffer (Augsburger)

I appreciated Don’s inquisitive mind and intellect. Just this last year, we had a long discussion about why groups of people (such as the Mennonites) have gravitated to strong (male) figures who have dictated behaviors -such as dress codes. He drew from his research findings at Temple and his years of working within the church. It was a lively and fun discussion. On another note, many years ago before I became an Augsburger family member, I knew of Don’s leadership in the Sarasota area. The top city/county public health officer there told me about how Don was the first of the local church leaders to join in planning the community response to a new disease-HIV/AIDS. We will miss Don’s mind and empathy.