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Obituary: KUGATH, DONALD

Donald Arthur Kugath1937 ~ 2013Donald Arthur Kugath, 76, died June 23, 2013 in St. George, Utah after a brief illness. Donald was born February 2, 1937 to Arthur Charles and Elizabeth Augat Kugath in West Allis, Wisconsin. He was raised with his older sister, Millie, in West Allis and enjoyed fishing, playing basketball, and track. He graduated from BYU and later attended graduate school at Cal Tech and Purdue, receiving a PhD in mechanical engineering. He married Judith Hunt on April 13, 1961, in the Salt Lake Temple. He worked for many years as an engineer for General Electric, living with his family for seven years in Schenectady, New York and in Malvern, Pennsylvania for 20 years. Don also worked as a consultant for Daw Technologies in Salt Lake City. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served the church in many callings, including as a bishop of the Glennville, New York ward and as a long-time Sunday school teacher. He was a scholar of the scriptures and loved to share his knowledge. He loved the temple and served in the St. George temple's baptistry for nine years. He loved his family, the gospel, his dog and his garden. He is loved and will be missed. Don is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy, and children Suzanne (Scott) Grimshaw, Elisabeth, Steven (Serena), Rebecca (Chris) Juchau, Pamela (Dan) Chudleigh, and Amy; as well as 22 grandchildren and one great grand-child. Funeral services will be held at noon on June 29, 2013 at the Snow Canyon Stake Center located on 1184 N. Dixie Downs Rd., St. George, Utah. The funeral will be preceded by a viewing from 10:30 to 11:45 at the same location. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS general missionary fund. Condolences may be shared at mcmillanmortuary.com McMillan Mortuary 435-688-8880.