Thomas W. Donohue, Jr.

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Nov 28 1924
Jun 2 2019
94 Years
Currently of Lancaster, formerly of New Holland and Parkesburg

Thomas W. Donohue, Jr., 94 of Lancaster, formerly of New Holland and Parkesburg, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Lancashire Hall Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Edith R. Donohue who died in 1998. They shared 50 years of marriage together. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Thomas W. Donohue, Sr. and Emma Anna Kast Donohue. 

Tommy was an area resident all his life and a 1943 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. After High School he continued his education at the Conn Musical Instrument Repair School in Elkhart, IN graduating in 1949. Tommy was a musician all his life and will be well remembered as the owner of Donohue's Music Shop and he had his own dance band called Tommy Donohue and the Premiers. 

Throughout his lifetime, he was also a member of the Lukens Band of Coatesville, the West Chester Band, the New Holland Band, the Melbourne Municipal Band of Melbourne, FL, the Philadelphia Musical Society Local #77 and the Musicians Local 484.  He was honored to have been selected as a member of the Glenn Miller Band Orchestra.  He was also a member of the Benevolent Order Of Elks of West Chester.  Recently he attended Our Lady of Lourdes Church in New Holland and he previously had attended Our Lady of Consolation Church in Parkesburg.

He is survived by four children; Patricia Lierman of East Earl, PA,  Gail Hess wife of Calvert of Atglen, PA, Thomas Donohue, III husband of Antoinette of Parkesburg, PA and Dennis Donohue and wife Haley of Parkesburg, PA, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers William and Charles Donohue, one sister Elizabeth Sumpman, one grandson Calvert Hess, III and one son-in-law John Lierman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 W 2nd Ave, Parkesburg, PA 19365, followed by burial in Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery in Parkesburg.  

Arrangement have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Jun 7 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 W 2nd Ave, Parkesburg, PA 19365

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Fond memories of Tom at the store. My condolences to the “kids.”

 

 

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You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.  I grew up in Parkesburg many years ago around Tommy.  My father,Jerry Montgomery, was a very close friend to Tommy.  My father loved music and of course, Tommy was an awesome talented musician, who was loved so much.  When Tommy moved to New Holland, he would still make his trips to Parkesburg and would stop at where I was employed and always asked about my Mom and her health, as he really missed my Dad who  passed at age 34.  My husband, Barry,  and I would see Tommy at Yoder's Restaurant before he became ill and we always talked about the good "ole" days in Parkesburg.  Tommy was one of a kind and very well respected and will never be forgotten.  

Our Love and Sincere Sympathy,

Doris and Barry Aberts

 

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I'm so sorry, bless his soul and blessings to his family.  He was always a sweet man and so helpful in his store.  I played in OHS band and got sheet music and my reeds there. His band played at many of my family's wedding receptions. <3 

 

 

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So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and condolences to the entire family

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Gail and the entire Donahue family,  I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Donahue’s death. He was a great teacher. I took guitar lessons from him when I attended Coatesville Area Catholic Schools in the 70’s (my sister trombone and my brother drums). We always visited your dad’s music store. Later I would see him at OLC or Ascension and it would bring back memories. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Tammy Hagan

 

 

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Patty , so sorry to read about the death of your father. He lived a good long life who was a wonerful father may he rest in peace

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Patty, I remember your dad from our school days and later when I took a few guitar lessons.  I’m so sorry for your loss.  Prayers for you and your family.  

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So  sorry for your loss im sure he will be missed.  I took care of Tom at Lancashire Hall on the Rosemont unit from the first day he came.  My name is Maria Nardi.  

So sorry again for your Loss.

 

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So sorry to have read about Tom's passing.
He was a great neighbor as we were all growing up and a great musician.
Prayers to all.

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Pat, we are sorry to learn about your father's passing.  Please give our condolences to Gail and your brothers.  Howard and Edie Hagans

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