August 5, 1943 ~ May 6, 2022

Born in: Riverhead, NY
Resided in: Miller Place, NY

Donald P. Michne of Miller Place, NY, formerly of Eastport, NY, sadly passed away on May 6th, 2022, at the age of 78 with his loving wife, Mary, by his side. His parents, Peter and Ida Michne, predeceased him; coincidentally with his father passing on May 6th, 56 years ago.Donald proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961 to 1967 and was a Vietnam Veteran. The balance of his career was in the aerospace industry, working for Boeing, Grumman and General Dynamics with several overseas tours. Donald was a worldtraveler and a very talented artist, musician, competition table tennis player and woodcarver who possessed many diverse interests. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary, cherished twin brother Ronald (Pamela), sons Donald (Mina) and James (Brenda), many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his wonderful circle of treasured friends.
Visitation Branch Funeral Home, 551 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764 May 11, 2022 from 2pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm. Service: 10:00 am May 12, 2022 at Branch Funeral HomeInterment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to:
DAV Chapter #190, 111 Virginia Ave., Lake Grove, NY 11755-2824 or
VFW Post 6249, 109 King Rd., Rocky Point, NY 11778
Suffolk County Woodcarvers Guild, 60 Birch St., Lake Grove, NY 11755


Visitation: May 11, 2022 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Visitation: May 11, 2022 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Service: May 12, 2022 10:00 am

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A


Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.

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  1. Rest In Peace, Don. We will miss you and all the fun we had together. So blessed to have known you.

  2. Uncle Don,

    You are in my prayers. You are loved an missed by all. I hold many warm memories of chats about your carvings and paintings. The same warmth comes to heart when I recall playing goldfish with you and Aunt Mary after searching for shells and horseshoe crabs along the beach. And I am tickled when remembering you shamelessly beating my brother-in-law Dave at ping-pong. Rest well. I love you.

  3. Rest in peace don you have been a good woodcarving and personal friend for over 20 years
    No more suffering and pain , you will be greatly missed
    may you carve yourself a
    Piece of heaven

    Al trepiccione

  4. For many, many years on Saturday mornings at the Village Center in Centereach, I would see Don displaying his extraordinary skills as a table tennis master player. While Don was highly competitive, he would always teach less skilled players on how to improve their game. Don once brought one of his wood carvings to the Village Center, his rendition of a Mallard. It was magnificent to behold.
    We all enjoyed Don’s warm friendly ways. He will be greatly missed, but fondly remembered by all who were blessed to know him. May he Rest In Peace.

  5. I am so grateful to God that I met you one morning years ago , when you were a customer at Miller Place McDonald’s. We were chatting and you told me about the SCWG ( the Suffolk County Wood Guild). I gave you my husband’s cell phone number and you called Louis and invited him to join the SCWG . You became his mentor and he enjoyed many years carving with all the members until his passing this past March . Thank you again and may God bless you always . Sincerely, Janet

  6. Don…
    …To my fellow woodcarver
    …To my fellow Marine
    …To my fellow Viet Nam Vet
    …To my fellow Disabled Vet
    …To my fellow F-14 Grummanite
    …To my fellow Classic car lover
    …To my friend

    You will surely be missed.
    Your interest and knowledge on so many topics was inspiring and helpful to all who knew you.
    Our coffee klatches will never be the same.
    You are in our prayers.
    Peace brother

    Jeff & Debbie Wagner

  7. So sorry Mary and family….Don was such a talented artist and a super nice person! I’ll always remember him from our many mah jongg nights and our homemade bettor! We love you! Come back and play in our wed game!

  8. The Patriot Guard Riders offer their deepest condolences for your loss. While I did not know Donald personally, it is obvious that he was a very interesting, kind and loved individual.

    Thank You for inviting us to be part of his final honors.

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