LORAIN - Yolanda Donohue (nee Gonzalez), 50, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Yolanda was born January 9, 1963, in Lorain, to Julia (nee Segarra) and Camilo Gonzalez. A member of Sacred Heart Chapel, she graduated from Southview High School in 1981 and married Scot Donohue on June 5, 1999. Yolanda worked as a sales consultant at Value City Furniture for 10 years.
Yolanda's greatest joy was being a devoted wife and mother. Her life revolved around creating a loving and nurturing environment for her son, something she was determined to provide until the very end. The love from her extended family of six siblings and her many nieces and nephews were the center of her strength and happiness that she treasured every day. Yolanda's kindness and generosity knew no bounds and she was always willing to help anyone in need. Her energetic spirit and contagious laughter will live on in the hearts and memories of her family and friends.
Yolanda is survived by her husband, Scot Donohue; son, Eric Donohue; mother, Julia Gonzalez; sisters, Betsy Gonzalez, Nilsa Gonzalez Ward, Evelyn Gonzalez, Vivian Gonzalez and Leticia Gonzalez Mills; and brother, Jesus Gonzalez.
Yolanda was preceded in death by her father, Camilo Gonzalez; and brother, William Gonzalez.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961, on Thursday, October 3, 2013, from 3:00 - 8:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 8:45 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 AM, Friday, October 4, 2013 at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Avenue, Lorain, Fr. William Thaden, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.
Memorial donations may be made to
, Colorectal Cancer, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (1-800-227-2345).
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