It is with our deepest regrets that we are letting you know of the recent passing of Don Gale
. To many of you, he was a photographer, teacher and friend. He was also a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. Some of you may have only met Don in passing, at one of his presentations or trade show appearances, but to those that knew Don at all, his passing is sad news. His passions included a love of photographing nature and the outdoors and he especially enjoyed sharing that passion with his students. Early in 2010 he was diagnosed with cancer and fought it bravely to the very end. While this was never kept secret, it was something that Don did not broadcast because he approached this situation as he did all others, with a positive attitude and a love for living in the moment.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the "Don Gale Memorial Fund", the proceeds of which will be donated to the charities that had impacted his life and were dear to his heart. He started his love of the outdoors and photography on a trip he took to the Eastern Sierra Nevada Range through the El Monte Boys & Girls Club and it's so typical that Don would want to "pay back" to this and similar organizations that help others to see the beauty around us. Checks can be made to the "Don Gale Memorial Fund" and sent to the studio address below.
Thank you for being a part of the journey that Don loved -
Photography by Don
4511 Santa Anita
El Monte, CA 91731