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John A. Donihue

1937 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
John A. Donihue Obituary

HILLSDALE - John A. Donihue, 78, of Hillsdale, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 27, 1937 in Hillsdale to Leslie and Estella (Spangler) Donihue. John married Viola Wyllys on December 24, 1957 and she survives.

John graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1955 and he served his country in the United States Army from 1955-1957 stationed in Germany. He retired from Michigan Gas Utility after 36 years of service. John loved being outside working in his yard, gardening and farming. He was an avid card player, especially solitaire and he enjoyed John Wayne movies.

In addition to his wife, Viola, John is survived by three children, Denise (J.D.) Willison of Grand Rapids, Jeffrey (Sheila) Donihue of Hillsdale and Dawn (Tim) Donihue Knapp of East Tawas; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six siblings, Ethel Ferguson, Evelyn Kennard, Elizabeth Nall, Barbara Hathaway, Lee Donihue and Lois Piper and several nieces and nephews also survive.

John was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Douglas; two brothers and two sisters.

Memorial services for John Donihue will take place at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County. Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Mar. 15, 2016
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