Douglas Donahue Sr.
Douglas M. Donahue, Sr., 97 of New Holland, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at Maple Farm in Akron, PA.
Born in New York City, he was a son of the late Michael J. and Mildred (Hinman) Donahue. His wife, Alva (Fahm) Donahue, died July 21, 2000.
Douglas retired as a Major in the United States Air Force Reserves having flown as a Bombardier in B-17's and B-29's during WWII. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where he served as an usher and was active in their Senior Citizens group. He was a founding member of the Garden Spot AARP Chapter and a member the Ephrata American Legion Cloister Chapter. He served on the board of directors of the New Holland Summer Arts Program.
He is survived by three children: Patricia D. married to David K. Stone, Douglas M., Jr. married to Bonita (Eaton) and Margaret D. married to Ronald Marina; seven grandchildren: Kellee, Michael, Jonathan, Andrew, Timothy, David and Elyse: six great grandchildren: Elinore, Kyle, Mia, Althea, Hudson and Hunter; and a sister, Elayne Hendrickson.
Preceding him in death is a brother, Howard Donahue.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the New Holland Summer Arts Program (SAP), P. O. Box 532, New Holland, PA 17557-0532.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland, PA on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Private interment with Military Honors will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.beckfuneral.com. Arrangements are with Beck Funeral Home, New Holland.