Don Tavaglione, May 1, 1955 - July 26, 2018

Donald “Donnie” E. Tavaglione, age 63, passed away from a heart attack on July 26, 2018. He was born on May 1, 1955 in Riverside, Calif., and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Poly High School. He was the Vice President of Tavaglione Construction & Development. He was a member of Riverside Rancheros, United States Team Roping Association, and Roping 4 Ropers, and had won saddles and buckles in team roping.

Donnie was a man of few words but he had a giant heart that touched so many. Donnie is survived by his wife Sharon Tavaglione of Riverside; daughters Natalie Tavaglione of Riverside and Kelsey Tavaglione of Dana Point, Calif.; father Louie Tavaglione of Riverside; brother James “Jimmy” Tavaglione and his wife Dede Tavaglione of Riverside; and one grandchild, Raegan Harryman. 

A celebration of life was held August 11 at Riverside Rancheros, with Preston & Simons Mortuary serving as funeral directors.