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 Charles William Donahue

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Charles William Donahue

  • Birth 21 Mar 1924 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 11 Aug 2012 Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 95234840

He was born on March 21, 1924, in Philadelphia, to parents Charles Patrick and Edith Haines Donahue.

Charles retired as the Executive Vice President of Philadelphia Gear Corporation (Palmyra Industries), and was the former Chief Executive Officer of Dechert Dynamics, Palmyra.

He was a 1941 graduate of North East High School, Philadelphia.

Charles was a US Navy veteran having served in World War II on the USS Weeden, and enjoyed attending his naval reunions annually.

He was active at Derry Presbyterian Church serving as a former Elder and Chairman of the Finance Committee, and member of the Seniors and Shepherds Groups. Charles was a member of Brownstone Lodge #666, F&AM, a 32nd degree member of the Harrisburg Consistory, and Zembo Shrine, Harrisburg. Along with his late wife, Charles was a world traveler and fan of culture and the arts, and patron of the Hershey Symphony and Hershey Theatre; a former member of the Hershey Country Club; loved Philadelphia sports and the Hershey Bears; and enjoyed bowling. He had played for the Lighthouse Soccer Club, Philadelphia.

Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Hummelstown
Hbg Patriot News 12 Aug 2012


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Betty Via Wolfe
  • Added: 12 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95234840
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles William Donahue (21 Mar 1924–11 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95234840, citing Derry Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .