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1936 Donald 2024

Donald Margolin

June 3, 1936 — July 1, 2024

Donald Margolin, Hall of Fame athlete and fisherman extraordinaire who angled beaches and warded off seals before they dominated Nantucket, passed on July 1, 2024. He was 88.

Born June 3, 1936, to Nathan and Ida Margolin, Don grew up in Union City, NJ.

While attending college at FDU Fairleigh Dickinson University Don met Henrietta Abrams who became the love of his life.

They married in and lived in Hillsdale, NJ and Nantucket.

Retiring to Delray Beach, Don loved surf fishing and spent countless days fishing for striped bass, and scalloping off the beaches of ACK.

Don's greatest passions were traveling the miles being a hockey dad, bleeding blue as a diehard Giant fan, surf fishing on Nantucket and playing bridge.

FDU named Don to the All-Decade team in the 50's in two sports. Baseball and Basketball.

He was inducted into the FDU Hall of Fame in 2017.

For Don, favorite Family gatherings revolved around striped bass, scallops, and corn on the cob at their home on Nantucket with Family, friends.

Don leaves son David Margolin, brother (deceased) Richard Margolin, grandsons Daniel Nathan Margolin MD, Matthew James Margolin and many dear friends who made his Life so full.

Don Margolin's life will be celebrated in a private Family service.

He always wanted the last word. As this picture describes. Informing a younger generation of Giants lore.

Vs Jacksonville Oct '23

Love you dad.

RIP w/ Mom.

Walbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Fleetwood, is honored to be caring for Don and his family. Online condolences may be offered at

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