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Fred Donnelly Obituary
Donnelly, Fred L.
April 17, 2012
Our loving father and grandfather, Fred L. Donnelly, age 90, passed peacefully in Walnut Creek, CA on April 17, 2012. He was born in Troy, New York, in 1921. Fred graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1939, attended Santa Monica Junior College and graduated from UCLA in 1943 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Fred belonged to Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at UCLA. In World War II, he served in the United States Marine Corps, in charge of Marine Air Group 31 ("MAG 31") and attaining the rank of Captain. He participated in both the Peleliu and Okinawa campaigns. For 38 years, Fred was with General Motors, Chevrolet Motor Division, including 16 years as the Fleet Account Executive for the Pacific Coast Region. He is a past President of the Board of Directors and Past Parent President for 10+ years of Las Trampas Inc., a center for the developmentally disabled in Lafayette, CA. Fred has indeed had a profound impact on the lives of many handicapped children. Fred was preceded in death by his loving wife Laura Donnelly (2003) and sons George Joseph (1949) and Fred Jr. (1973). He is survived by Anne Belt (Darrell), Danville; Maureen Megowan (Bruce), Palos Verdes Estates; Brad Donnelly, Pleasant Hill; George Donnelly II (Juanita), San Jose; James Donnelly (Marie), Glen Ellyn, IL; fourteen grandchildren: Allison Humann; Corey Belt; Michelle Walters; Ryan, Brendan, and Kevin Megowan; Lauri, Catherine, Sarah Danielle, and Stephen Donnelly; Sarah and Jordan Ravazza; Megan and Nicholas Donnelly. A memorial mass will be held at St. John Vianney Church, Walnut Creek on Thursday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA, on Saturday, April 28. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Las Trampas Inc., P.O. Box 515, Lafayette, CA 94549. To register your condolences and share your memories of Fred, you are welcome to go to legacy.com. Arrangements by Hull Chapel, Walnut Creek.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 22, 2012
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