Donald Istvan, a consultant to the accounting profession for many years, has died at age 69 at his home in Barrington, Illinois.
Born August 15, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio, he passed away Friday, January 5, 2001 at home. From 1972-1992, Don was a professor at the DePaul University School of Accountancy who taught the basics of accounting to first-year students. He was also President of D.F. Istvan Associates, Inc., a consulting company, until his retirement in 1995. Don was the author and co-author of six accounting books, as well as a reknowned consultant to dozens of accounting firms for many years.
By bringing the "Predictive Index" tool to the profession, Don Istvan helped pioneer the concept of personality profiling of staff in CPA firms to help maximize the productivity of a team.
He also worked closely with dozens of local and regional CPA firms, accounting associations and other CPA firm groups throughout the years to help focus their management and leadership groups to achieve maximum success.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2001 at Salem United Methodist Church, 115 W. Lincoln Ave., Barrington, Illinois. Don's family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager Ave., Barrington, IL 60010.