In Memorial

Donald S Rado

Date of Death: July 12th, 2021
3 Av 5781


Photo By  : Donald S. Rado, 89: Beloved husband of Nora Rado; deeply admired father of Susan (Philip) Brilliant and Wendy (Robert) Weiss; loving brother of Marcia Baker; and idolized grandfather of Josh, Justin, Allie, Andrew and Cody.

Don was born in 1932 to Herman and Besse Rado in Alliance, Ohio. He met his wife Nora while the two attended The Ohio State University, where Don was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and an ROTC Cadet. After serving as a Captain in The US Army, Don began his legendary career in the floor covering industry. He moved his family to Chicago in 1975 to commence his role as President and CEO of All Tile, a title he held until 1998, continuing his role as Chairman through 2002. During his tenure at All Tile, Don was elected and served as President of The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors, a position he revered. A generous man, Don was the focal point of his family, leading them all over the world for their treasured annual vacations. Don was an avid golfer, spending much of his leisure time with his best friends at his country clubs, Bryn Mawr and Tamarisk. Don's famed wit, charm, and flair are cherished by his family and friends, who will together immortalize his legacy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to JDRF ( or Keshet ( with reference to Don. Services are private; a celebration of life will be held at Bryn Mawr Country Club, 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 15.

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A picture of my father Susan Brilliant

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~Susan Brilliant
~Daughter, Chicago, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Donald S Rado

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
3rd of Av 57827/31/2022
3rd of Av 57837/21/2023
3rd of Av 57848/7/2024
3rd of Av 57857/28/2025
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