John Donohue

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POMPTON LAKES — Services were held for John Patrick Donohue Sr., 89, of Wayne, who died on Thursday, February 27, 2014. He was the father of John of this community.

Born in Paterson, Mr. Donohue grew up in Prospect Park and lived in Wayne for the past 16 years. He also wintered in Lantana, Fla. He was a police officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he was a supervisor for heliport operations in Manhattan before retiring. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. And, he was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help R.C. Church, Oakland, where he was involved with the homeless ministry and was a "Friendly Neighbor."

Services were Friday at the Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, Franklin Lakes, followed by Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help R.C. Church. Interment was at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the U.S.S. Hornet Museum, Donations Office, Pier 3, Alameda Point, P.O. Box 460, Alameda, CA 94501.

Mr. Donohue also is survived by his daughter, Kate Unger of Wyckoff; his brother, Bill; his sisters, Jennie Donohue and Terry Barnickle; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Nancy De Lair; his son, Bill; and his brothers, Tom and Joseph.

Funeral Home
Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home
530 High Mountain Rd
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
(201) 891-4770
Published in Suburban Trends on Mar. 7, 2014
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