In Memory Of

Mr. Joseph A.
Donahue
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Obituary

Joseph, A. Donahue, born in the Bronx on February 4th, 1926. He moved to Garden City in 1928 with his father, mother, two older brothers- James and John, and his sister Mary, where the family attended St. Joseph’s Church. After graduating from Garden City High School in 1943, where he was captain of the wrestling and lacrosse teams, he attended Lehigh University until serving in the U.S. Navy. After Midshipman school at Fort Schuyler, he was an Ensign in June 1944, serving in the Caribbean. After Naval service he returned to Lehigh University, and graduated in 1949 with an Industrial Engineering Degree. He lettered in wrestling and lacrosse and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He was recalled to the Navy during the Korean War and served on destroyers in the Atlantic for two years. His business was largely in the office furniture business until retirement. He served as President of Rotary Club of New York and was chairman of the Clinton Youth Center in New York City. As a member of Cherry Valley Club 1951-1981, he won three club championships and four Senior Club Championships. He joined The Garden City Golf Club in 1981, where he was an active golfer and also instrumental in the organization of the clubs historical committee. As President of The Long Island Golf Association, and President of the Metropolitan Golf Association 1991-1993, he received the Distinguished Service Award from both. He had been active in golf tournaments for many years in the metropolitan area. His loving wife Patricia passed away in 2000. Survived by his son and family, Andrew Donahue, his wife Valerie and their sons, Evan and Michael. Daughters Jean Donahue and Jennifer Donahue. Joe was deeply respected and loved by his family and friends and will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Long Island Caddie Scholarship Fund in Joe Donahue’s name.

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