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Donald Anthony Restauri Jr.

April 12, 1954 ~ November 11, 2022 (age 68)


Restauri Jr., Donald

Howell, MI

Donald Anthony Restauri Jr. (Dr. Don) left us too soon on November 11, 2022.  He is preceded in death by his mom, Madolyn Clements Restauri, many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is survived by his wife: Allison Restauri; children: Rob (Theresa) Restauri, TJ Restauri, Donnie (Asuka) Restauri, Nick (Brittany) Restauri, as well as their mom, Marchelle (Mike) Brotz, and his only daughter Isabella Restauri; grandchildren: Angelo Restauri, Arianna Restauri, Kaydence Restauri and Jack Anthony Restauri; father: Donald Restauri Sr.; sister: Cindy (Dan) Sigmon; father-in-law: Dan Britton; and many cherished cousins, treasured in-laws, invaluable friends, supportive colleagues, wonderful patients and his irreplaceable dental team. 

He was born on April 12, 1954 in Ozark, Camp Rucker, Alabama.  He attended Cass Tech in Detroit and was accepted into the Air Force Academy and Naval Academy after his early graduation in January of 1972.  God chose a different path for him, and he graduated from The University of Michigan Dental School in 1982.  Following dental school, Don and his dad did a lot of the work on his office and he was just waiting for his board results so he could start caring for the community.  Don cared for the community for 40 years!  This past year he merged two passions into one and changed the name of his practice to Dragster Dental—and yes, that is his real dragster on the marquee.

Don became a Master Scuba Diver and enjoyed combat flying online in his spare time. Don enjoyed golf, table tennis, competitive tennis, volleyball, but most of all drag racing!   And he went fast: 200+ mph in the quarter mile in 6.5 seconds.  Rest easy, Doc!  You will be missed.

His Farewell… Don’s family and friends will gather Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. His Community Farewell will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 11:00am (10am gathering) at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be given to the family for future designation.  Please leave a message of comfort for Don’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
November 17, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Community Farewell Service
November 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church
9455 Hilton Rd.
Brighton, MI 48114

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