Sebastopol loses “DG” Fangmeyer
A memorial service and celebration of the life of Donald “DG” Graves Fangmeyer, 60, will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Memorial Park, 1700 Pleasant Hill Road in Sebastopol, followed by a reception.
Fangmeyer died suddenly Oct. 1 in Millbrae.
He was born on Oct. 29, 1951, in Baltimore, Md., to Donald and Elizabeth Fangmeyer. He grew up in Belfast, Maine. He graduated from Belfast Area High School in 1968. Four years later, he graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire with a BA in Visual Studies. After living in New England for many years, he moved to Sausalito in 2004 and then to his current home in the West County area of Sonoma County, near Sebastopol.
He worked for several Boston multimedia and advertising companies, including Intermedia and Humphrey Browning MacDougall. In 1980 he formed his consulting company; Fangmeyer and Company, which has since provided creative and strategic services to many major financial and professional services companies. He also served for four years as Director of Creative Strategy on a consulting basis at Wechsler Ross and Partners in Manhattan.
He loved photography, painting and recently, playing the clarinet. He loved and collected books, enjoyed fly fishing and visiting art museums. According to his friends, those inviting Fangmeyer for dinner always looked forward to him arriving with his martini kit and quirky sense of humor.
Fanfmeyer recently became a member of the Board of the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center and he could always be counted on to help out at Sebastopol Sunrise Rotary events, of which his wife is a member.
He is survived by his wife Gabrielle Disario and his two children, Max Fangmeyer of Providence, R.I., and New Delhi, India, and Elizabeth Fangmeyer of Somerville, Mass.; son and daughter of Margaret Marty of Providence, R.I., and by his stepson, Evan Bangham of San Francisco, his brother Ray and his wife Maureen of Temple, N.H., and his sister Beth of Alton Bay, N.H., as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made either to Stone Creek Zen Center, P.O. Box 56, Sebastopol, Calif. 95473 or to High Mowing School, Developmental and Alumni Relations, 222 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, N.H., 03086 as these two institutions played a very special role in his life.