Donald Ray Conner
Nov 8, 1947 - Jun 10, 2013
Donald Ray Conner, born November 8, 1947, “shuffled off this mortal coil” June 10, 2013 leaving behind his sister, Marcia (Conner) Russell, his brother-in-law, Wally Russell, many Clover and Conner cousins and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer D. and Jessie M. Conner. His C.K. McClatchy High School (June 1965) classmates will remember Don as one of the organizers of past class reunions.
Don was a native Sacramentan whose book business, Don Conner Fine Books, gained him recognition, friends and customers worldwide. As a respected, proud member of Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, Don shared his love of books and vast knowledge generously with all who knew him. His specialty was natural history, but he could easily quote Mark Twain just as well as he could chat about fishing and birds. He will be remembered for his extensive knowledge, caring spirit and loving nature.
As cancer took its toll on his body Don’s friends and family were by his side. To hear Don’s own words about his life and his passion for books an interview is available at http://hq.abaa.org/books/antiquarian/abaapages/conner. No services are planned at this time. Remembrances in Don’s name may be made to the ABAA Benevolent Fund, 20 West 44th St. Ste 507, NY, NY 10036, whose generosity touched him deeply or to the charity of your choice. Final arrangements are being handled by East Lawn Mortuary.