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Donald W. Grose

Donald W. Grose, 72, died June 30, 2019.

Mr. Grose graduated Arizona State University in 1972, and received his teacher certification from the University of Arizona in 1990. He taught art/photography at Marana Middle School from 1990 to 2009. As a professional photographer for over 50 years, he was published locally and internationally, including the Salaan Arts magazine, and participated in many photo exhibitions around Arizona. He taught Wing Chun, a Chinese martial art, for 37 years and was a student of Grand Master Samuel Kwok. He was awarded the rank of Grandmaster by the World Wide Martial Arts Council in 2013. He was recognized by Malaysia World Martial Arts Black Hall of Fame 2005; United States Hall of Fame 2005; USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2014; Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2016; Munich Hall of Honors 2017; World Union of Grand Masters 2018; 3rd Hall of Fame Martial Arts, Genoa, Italy 2018; and Martial Heroes Hall of Honors, Venice, Italy 2018.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Jane; children, Adam J. (Heather) Grose of Tucson and  Rachel B. (Doug) Byers of Girdwood, Alaska; brother, James Grose; and one grandchild.

Graveside services were held at Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim of Congregation Or Chadash officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association.