Video Memory Play Video REES, Donald W.; longtime resident of Rochester Hills; age 79; died Wednesday, October 1, 2014; at Canterbury on the Lake in Waterford. Donald was born on September 3, 1935 in Detroit, son of the late Howard and Velma (Dalton) Rees. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Donald was an Electrical Engineer and Physicist for TACOM in Warren for 33 years. In 1990 he assumed the same position for General Dynamics until his retirement in 2000. Donald was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Paula, sons Mark Rees of Berkley, Dan Rees of Madison Heights, and Matt (Robin) Rees of Holly. Also survived by grandchildren Nick and Molly Rees. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 11 a.m., at St. John Lutheran Church, 1011 W. University Drive, Rochester. Rev. E. Paul Burrow will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service. The family will also receive friends Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Drive, Rochester. Military Honors and Inurnment will be held at a later date at Great Lakes National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation at Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.pixleyfuneral.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Oct. 5, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 4 "I have only fond memories of Don. First as a..."- Terry gonda"Don was a very nice person. My husband and I enjoyed having..." "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."- Ron Guyett"Don was one of the best supervisors I ever had at TACOM. We..."- Darryl Bryk Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Donald Rees Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Donald Rees Add a photo +