Donald Wayne Peluso (aka The Don, aka The Godfather, aka Zeus) died on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at his home in Columbia, South Carolina.

Don was born Pittsburgh, PA in 1939 and began his working life as a high school biology teacher in Pittsburgh and Atlanta. After moving to Columbia in the early 80’s, he opened and operated a series of TCBY franchises and then co-founded Workplace Solutions with his wife Bobbie in 1996.

Don was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan and had an odd obsession with Charlie Brown and Spongebob Squarepants. He enjoyed playing tennis with his friends, spending time with his family, and doting on his dog Emma.

Don’s generosity, acceptance, and quiet strength will live on in the memories of his wife of 52 years Bobbie; his children Jennifer, Charlie, and Chad; his son in law Angelo and his four beloved grandchildren.

There will be a private celebration of Don’s life for family and close friends.

Donations to the Watauga Humane Society in Don’s name are welcome and appreciated and may be made to Watauga Humane Society at or PO Box 1835, Boone, NC. 28607.

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