Posted on Aug 13, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Parachini. Don was a member of our Club from June 1, 1986 to March 8, 2020. He was a lawyer specializing in banking and financial institution regulatory law and solving problems with contracts and business transactions and had retired as a partner from Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger and Melnick, LLP. 

In Rotary, Don was very active, highly respected, and a much beloved member. For several years, he volunteered as our Club's legal counsel. See here for more information on Donald Parachini and his memorial.
Sharing Some Memories of Don
Here are memories from some of our Club's leaders who had worked with and known Don:
Don Parachini was a great Rotarian and a lawyer’s lawyer. May his memory be eternal.
~ PDG Peter Lagarias (1992-1993 Club President and 2001-2002 District 5150 Governor)
As Secretary of the San Francisco Rotary Foundation, Don Parachini always did a fabulous job. In fact, he was elected for a third term, because no one else could fill his shoes. Don added so much to our meetings, including his legal expertise. He was always a rational voice. We honored Don Parachini with the Bru Brunnier Fellowship, which is the highest honor our Club and our Foundation can give jointly in recognition of his service. I was so sorry when he retired and moved away from our Club, but to know that he is no longer with us is very sad.
~ Anita Stangl (2006-2007 Club President and 2012-2016 President of the San Francisco Rotary Foundation)
I found Don Parachini very helpful during my term on the Club Board and the Club Foundation. He was always a voice of reason.
~ John Hoch (2007-2008 Club President)
In addition to being helpful to me during my year as Club President, Don was also extremely helpful to me on a number of legal issues related to our relationships with several different neighbors over the years. He always refused to be paid.
~ Scott Plakun (2009-2010 Club President)
Don Parachini was a friend and a fellow Rotarian. I am so honored to have been on both the Board of the Rotary Club of San Francisco and the San Francisco Rotary Foundation with him. I transferred from the Rotary Club of Seattle, and Don was one of the members who made me feel welcome. He was dedicated to our Club and shared his legal advice when needed, especially as Secretary of our Foundation. He led an incredible life and will be deeply missed.
~ Tim Hornbecker (2010-2011 Club President and 2017-2020 President of the San Francisco Rotary Foundation)
Don Parachini was a man of great and varied talents.
~ Dan Joraanstad (2020-2022 President of the San Francisco Rotary Foundation)