Donald A. Heath, 76, of Essex, died on Sunday, April 15, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born in Shelburne on May 24, 1935, the son of George and Celinda (Latulippe) Heath. He was a member of the Army National Guard. He loved to play the guitar. Donald is survived by his daughter, Kim Renzello of Marshfield; his son, Jason Heath of Milton; his stepson, Keith LaFlam of Grand Isle; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; and three sisters, Lorraine Blow, Theresa McKenney and Martha Mazza. He was predeceased by his brothers, George Heath, III and Gary Heath. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donald’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403.