Gerald R. Donohoe 1935-2018
HOWLAND — Gerald R. “Jerry” Donohoe, 82, of Howland, passed away at 5:43 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph Warren Hospital following complications from colon cancer.
Jerry was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Joseph Henry and Roberta Knotts Williams Donohoe, and came to the Mahoning Valley in mid-1960s.
Jerry graduated from high school in Pittsburgh and attended and received a two-year industrial degree there. He started working in 1966 for Wean United as their records manager for 20 years, leaving in 1986.
Jerry then began his realtor career with George Tricomi Reality and then moved on to other groups to finally sell with Snelson & Stevens Reality, having sold homes and businesses up until his last sale this past December.
Jerry was very active in his community. He was an active and staunch member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Sean Mc Bride Division. He was an active member of the Rotary Club of Warren and a was a member and sailed with the Berlin Yacht Club. Jerry delivered meals with the Trumbull Mobile Meals.
Jerry was a strong Irish Catholic and was an active member with his wife, Alice, of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, where he served as a money counter.
Jerry was married to the former Alice Marie Clark on May 19, 1962. They have been married for 55 wonderful years, and she survives.
Jerry is also survived by his in-laws, James Clark of Texas and Willy Clark of Elyria, Lois Tegan also of Elyria, Mary Bailey of Dayton, Michael (Carol) Moss of The Villages, Fla., and Elizabeth “Beth” Nicholson, also of The Villages, Fla.; a niece, Denise (Ralph) Davis of Pittsburgh; many other nieces and nephews; and by six very close and dear friends, John (Bonnita) Niemiec of Niles, Patrick (Becky) Elwood of Girard and Tom (Gini) Cage of Howland.
Besides his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Lou Hill and Margaret Gabler; and a brother-in-law, George Roger Clark.
A caring cremation has taken place with a wake 5 to 5:50 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish-St. James Catholic Church, 2532 Burton St. SE, Warren, Ohio 44484, where a memorial Mass with the Rev. Craig A. McHenry officiating will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Inurnment will take place in Calvary Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations in Jerry’s name to Trumbull Mobile Meals, 323 E. Market St., Warren, Ohio 44481.
Caring and professional arrangements for the Donohoe family are under the direction of the Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home, 330-392-5691.
Family and friends may visit www.sinchakkaszowski.com to view this tribute and share condolences to the Donohoe family.