Reverend Edgar W. Donnon, Jr.

Sep 6 1945
Jul 29 2019
73 Years
West Bradford Township

Reverend Edgar W. Donnon, Jr., 73, of West Bradford, went home to be with the Lord on Monday evening, July 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. Donnon with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Edgar W. Donnon, Sr. and Mabel Fryberger White.

Ed was an area resident all his life and a 1963 graduate of the Downingtown High School. He was employed for 35 years by G.O. Carlson of Coatesville and later he served as Pastor at the Pomeroy United Methodist Church in Pomeroy, PA until his retirement in 2007.  He currently attended the Hopewell United Methodist Church.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by three children; Jo-Anne D. Blank and husband Lee of West Bradford, Edward "Ted" Donnon and wife Lisa of Downingtown and George Donnon and wife Deborah of Tamaqua, PA, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother Ronald P. "Hopi" Donnon.

 A Celebration of Life Drop In Service will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA. Please dress casual. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ed's memory to the Hopewell United Methodist Church "Beyond the Walls" Program, 852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, PA 19335 or the Romansville United Methodist Church, 1859 Strasburg Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320.

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Aug 2 2019 - 10:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home


Sincere condolences from Cassie Blair. Pop Pop will be sorely missed, but he is with the Everlasting Father now--no more tears, no more pain.

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So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I remember him as being larger than life, growing up in Romansville UMC. He was always kind & had a laugh and a smile for everyone.

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Our sincere sympathy is sent to Patty, Joanne, Teddy, and George and their families. Growing up next to this great family, I got to see first hand his love for his family.  Let us rejoice in his love and service for his family and Lord. 

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Dear Pat and family,

Edgar is now where he has been preaching about all these years. His energy, his love of the Lord, his love for you and the churches he served has inspired all. His ministry is second to none. So many lives changed because of who God made him to be. He never missed and opportunity to tell a joke and share a laugh. His style spoke to the heart and in his own way, he moved mountains. It has been a great blessing to call him friend. As you know this is not goodbye, its I'll see you later! Peace and Blessings to you Pat and family.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and the family in my prayers. May he rest in peace. 

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Dear Pat,

So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was one of our most pleasant patients! Great sense of humor. And you were such a great caregiver to him. My condolences to you and your family.

Take care.

Polly Selin, LPN - Southeastern Home Health Services

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 So sad to hear of the loss of this wonderful man. I met Ed in the early 90s and as his physician, treasured our bond, his trust in me and our wonderful relationship. Whenever I came to work, he was in his chair waiting for his treatment and which shout out “DOCTOR!” and I would respond “PATIENT!”.  And we would both laugh. A happier, more giving and positive man has not graced this Earth!

Be at peace, my will be missed but you are on a better place. 

David Grossman

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Sorry to hear of Ed's passing - my condolences to family and friends from a classmate of 1963 in speaking on behalf us who are unable to attend his Celebration of Life....God rest his soul

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So sorry to hear of his passing. He is home with the Lord he loved so much. I send my condolences to his family.

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