John Edmund "Jack / JD" DONALDSON(1927 - 2013)


John Edmund Donaldson ("Jack")("JD") age 86 of Cincinnati passed away Saturday November 16, 2013. Mr. Donaldson was born February 28, 1927 in Columbus, Ohio. Husband of 65 years to Patricia Louise (nee Fields) Donaldson. Mr. Donaldson, US Navy Veteran proudly served his country in WWII and the Korean War. He graduated with a Master's Degree from Ohio State and retired after 21 years from coaching the NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills. Survivors include his children Deborah Koenig, Donetta Wiethe, John (Janet) Donaldson. Grandfather of Jim Heenan (Lisa), Christopher Koenig (Sarah), Lauren Wiethe, Kirk Donaldson (Sarah-Jane), Andrew Donaldson, Sarah Wiethe. Great grandfather of Jack Koenig, Zayde-Lynn Donaldson. Brother of Robert L. (Carol) Donaldson. Memorial service at Deupree House, 3939 Erie Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 Saturday November 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Family will receive friends after memorial service. Memorials are suggested to Episcopal Retirement Homes, Inc. or Hospice of Cincinnati. Guest book also online at

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 22, 2013