Remembering Drew DiDonato

November 5th, 2021, Drew DiDonato was in a tragic skateboarding accident, resulting in severe head trauma. 


Gabe Hoen, who was with Drew during the accident says, “One of our guys got a new board, and we were all running through and testing it. He experienced something called Death Wobble, what happens is the board starts to go back and forth underneath you, and you can’t control it. He tried to step off to save himself, and he fell backward.” 

Twelve days later on November 17th, 2021, he passed away. 


Iles Funeral Home says, “To honor Drew’s life a service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Rd., Brookfield, WI at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. A reception will follow at Elmbrook Church. Attire is very casual, Drew loved comfortable clothes (red was his favorite color) so please feel free to wear jeans, leggings, sweatshirts, tennis shoes, etc.”


Drew graduated from Arrowhead Union High School in 2021 and moved on to become a freshman at Iowa State University. He was majoring in psychology.


“Drew loved photography, capturing amazing moments through his lenses – pictures we will cherish forever. Drew tutored hundreds of students in math and physics, he truly loved helping at any time day or night. His heart was deep and his kindness pure. He was pursuing a degree in psychology with the plans to pursue advanced degrees in neuroscience but instead, gave life to others through the selfless act of organ donation,” says Iles. 


Drew loved music, especially Pink Floyd. Drew got a tattoo of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” cover album on his right shoulder. As he was brought through the hallway of honor, he listened to his favorite artist one more time. 


The song, “Here Comes the Sun” was the original song to be played, but the song switched to “Brain Damage” by Pink Floyd and gave his mother one last laugh.