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JOSEPH DONOHUE

Donohue July 20, 1921 - July 11, 2013 MIDWEST CITY Joe (JJ) Donohue died on Thursday at the age of 91. He was a quiet, thoughtful, and sincere man, devoted to God and dedicated to his family. He left this world excited to be reunited with the love of his life, Margaret (Cusack), his wife of 59 years, who preceded him in death. Awarded the Bronze Star for his military service in WWII, Joe served the country he loved with bravery. Joe was best known for his outstanding work ethic and dedication to his career. He rose to the position of Vice President of Bovaird Supply Company, where he was employed for 25 years. He was the founder and president of Donohue-Sterling Inc. for the next 35 years. His integrity in business, and in life, was legendary. Joe will be remembered by his eldest daughter, Kay Hughes; son, Mike Donohue; and youngest daughter, Ellen Olsen and husband Rob. Joe was mentor and hero to three grandchildren, Ryan Hughes and fiancee Jen, Chad Olsen and wife Deidra, and Courtney Olsen; and was the proud great-grandfather to four little ones. He is also survived by one sister and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Dr. Quillen Hughes; and a sister. In addition to many friends, he will also be greatly missed by his well-fed, four-legged companion, Winston Churchill. The family would like to thank his caregivers, Janice, Bridget, Mary, Betty, Angie and Carolyn, for their dedicated service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Midwest City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to OMRF.


Published in The Oklahoman from July 15 to July 16, 2013
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