Donald B. Willis
General Manager, Master Embalmer
Donald B. Willis began his career in funeral service at the age of sixteen. He joined the staff at Brown-Forward in 1965 following graduation from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. A four-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Donald is a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, member of Acacia Masonic Lodge #651, Lyndhurst and a Royal Arch Mason, Lodge #152, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
An accomplished bagpiper, Donald is quite active in all things Scottish. He is the ritual piper for the Scottish Heritage Association as well as the Clans Wallace, Lamont and Morrison. In addition he is the ceremonial piper for the Rowfant Club and English Speaking Union. He also plays old-time country fiddle.
An author by hobby, Donald's three full-length novels, The Mystery of the Waterloo Bagpipes, The Secret of Lightning Ridge and Calvin Hemingway's Diary - A Novel were most recently honoured by being included in the recommended summer reading list by the State of New Hampshire.