Donald C. Poland, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 11th. He was a loving husband to his late wife June for over 60 years.

He was born in Iowa City, Iowa to Anne and Henry Poland.

He served on the S.S. Suwannee during W.W.II. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa, and Parson School Of Design.

Don was a designer for Jantzen swim wear, and a V.P. of design for Lady Arrow. After retiring Don ran an antique store, and later, worked in the men’s department of Macy’s.

He is survived by sons, Marc (Houston, Texas), and Lance (Milford, Ct), grandchildren, Kelly Rommel (Wolcott, Ct), Todd Poland (Milford, Ct), and Kenneth Poland (Myrtle Beach S.C.), and great-grandchildren, Maya and Abby Rommel.