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John K. "Jack" Donahue


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John K. "Jack" Donahue Obituary
John "Jack" K. Donahue

Elizabeth - The Lord called Dr. John "Jack" K. Donahue, age 90, to be with his beloved wife, Joan "Pick" Donahue, and son, Brendan "Jerry" Donahue, on February 1, 2018. He was born to Marie Donahue, nee Kopf, and Floyd J. Donahue, a former Police Commissioner of the City of Elizabeth. He was a founding member of the Donahue Surgical Group and practiced general and thoracic surgery in Elizabeth for over 40 years before he retired in 2002.

Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years Joan ("Pick") and his two sons, Steven, who died at birth and Brendan ("Jerry"), who lost his life tragically and prematurely from injuries sustained in an auto accident at age 17. He is also predeceased by his adored sister, Jane Messier and her husband Robert H. Messier, M.D. Surviving are three sons, John K. Donahue, Jr., M.D. of Elizabeth, Brian F. Donahue of Spring Lake, and Joseph ("Josh") R. Donahue, Esq., daughter-in-law Lucia V.W. Donahue, Esq., and his two grandsons, Brendan and Conor, all of Ridgewood. Also surviving are his brother, Floyd J. Donahue, M.D., his wife Dolly, of Summit; brother in law Robert H. Reinhart, Esq. and his wife Nadine, of LaVale, Maryland; as well as numerous nieces & a nephew.

Viewing will be at St. Genevieve's Church, 200 Monmouth Road, Elizabeth, NJ, on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. with a Funeral Mass to be held at 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the same day followed by a second viewing on February 5th from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Interment will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at St. Catharine's Cemetery in Sea Girt, NJ at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 225 Williamson Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202 or Saint Vincent's College Annual Fund, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 5, 2018
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