Meadville Tribune

February 26, 2013

Thomas E. Donahue

Meadville Tribune

GREENVILLE — Thomas E. Donahue, 82, of 136 Linn Tyro Road, Greenville (Otter Creek Township), passed away at 2:37 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at his residence, following an extended illness.

He was born in Greenville on June 3, 1930, to the late Charles and Dorothy Redmond Donahue.

Thomas was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Greenville.

He was a truck driver for Ohio Fast Freight for several years, and a member of Teamsters Local 377. He enjoyed the company of his dogs and served as a driver for the local Amish. He also enjoyed going to auctions, flea markets and horse races, as well as baking, cooking and fishing.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 60 years, at home, R. Helen Hazen Donahue. They were married July 19, 1952. Also surviving are three sons, Troy Donahue and his companion, Terry Davenport, of Austintown, Ohio, Raymond Donahue and his wife, Kimberly, of Masury, Ohio, and Ronald Donahue and his wife, Mary, of Greenville; two daughters, Valorie Tierney of Masury, and Colleen M. Donahue and her companion, Kevin Campbell, of Clarks Mills; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James Donahue, Robert Wray Donahue and Jack Donahue.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Osborne-Williams Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 73-75 Columbia Ave., Greenville, where a memorial service will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the Rev. Christopher Barnes, parochial vicar at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, and the Rev. Jeff Harter, chaplain of Family Hospice & Palliative Care, co-officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffet St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15234; or St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville, Pa. 16125. An online guestbook can be signed at