|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1926|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 2011|
Allyn C. Donaldson Jr. passed away on Nov. 20, 2011, at his home in Santa Rosa Beach. Allyn was born Dec. 4, 1926, in Glen Cove, new York. Allyn was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Donaldso,n and his parents, Allyn C. Donaldson and Henrietta M. Donaldson. He is survived by a sister, Dr. Virginia Donaldson of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Al graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy at Pine Beach, new Jersey and went to serve his country, being a radarman in the Navy. He served on several ships and boats, from a PT boat to a battleship. Upon discharge at the end of World War II, he received a degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. following graduation he was employed by General Motors and retired as sales finance manager for the Chevrolet Motor Division. After his 31-year career in the automobile business, he and his wife retired to their home in Santa Rosa Beach.
Al's time in retirement was devoted to giving of his time and financial assistance to many organizations. He became very involved in OWCC (now Northwest Florida State College) serving for a time as trustee and then a director of their Foundation. He served as director from 1991 to 2008. In 1996 the Allyn C. Donaldson and Blanche S. Donaldson Scholarship Endowment was established. this scholarship was to assist and support students as well as provide a computer classroom. On Jan. 14, 2009, the Allyn C. Donaldson Entrepreneurial Institute was dedicated on the South Walton Campus of Northwest Florida State College.
The Sacred Heart Hospital of Emerald Coast was another organization that became a beneficiary of Al's charitable giving. most recently a large donation was made to help in the construction of the new facility to benefit cancer patients.
During his life in Santa Rosa Beach, Al was involved in fund raising for the Cultural Arts Association, the Coastal Branch Library and the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, a Mason and Shriner, member of the Sandestin Lions Club, and member and former director of the Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club.
There will be a celebration of Allyn's life on Dec. 4 at Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast – Emerald Coast Cancer Services.
Blanche S Donaldson (1927 - 2004)
RDM3, US Navy
World War II
Barrancas National Cemetery
Plot: A-4 D 12
Created by: chuck cummins
Record added: Dec 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82102399