Donald Balestrieri was born Feb 2, 1937. He was one of six children born to Dominic and Mary Balestrieri. Donald attened Alhambra High School and later graduated from there in 1955. He served in the army as a chef and later opened his own restaurant in Martinez, Dominic Seafood. Donald married Shirley L. Wright and the two were happily married. Donald and Shirley eventually had three children, Mary, Dominic, and Gina. Donald worked at Central Sanitary District, where he later retired.