Donald Marsella, 81, passed away on Feb. 7, 2016 after a brief illness at Norwalk Hospital. He was born on Aug. 11, 1934, in Detroit, Mich., to Janet Marone and Donato Marsella.
Don enlisted in the United States Navy in 1951 and served as a radar man during the Korean War. Shore leave at the Brooklyn Navy Yard spurred Don’s love of the Big Apple and all things New York. He married Jeanette Marchese in 1955, had two children, and began a career as a hairdresser. A self-made man, he successfully launched and operated a series of hair salons and a private label hair products business until his retirement in 1998.