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Robert L. Donahue

Syracuse, New York

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Robert L. Donahue, 97, of Solvay passed away Wed. January 1 at his home with his two daughters, Barbara and Didi at his side. He retired from the U.S. Soil Conservation Service in Syracuse in 1976 where he was State Administrative Officer. He had been a federal employee since 1934 and served in the Army in WWII in the Southern and Western Pacific. He was an elder, trustee, and former deacon of South Presbyterian Church, a member of the Syracuse Kiwanis Club, Salt Springs Lodge #520 F&AM, the Syracuse Scottish Rite bodies of Masonry, Tigris Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., and the American Legion. He had served as director and president of the U.S. (Onondaga County) Employees Federal Credit Union for a number of years. Mr. Donahue was a volunteer for many years at Community General Hospital and was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and its Board of Directors. He was treasurer of the Auxiliary from 1978 to 1992. He was predeceased by his wife Denise.

Robert is survived by his daughters, Barbara Kriesel of Syracuse and Didi (Richard) Acosta of Albuquerque, NM; his grandchildren, Darin Holmes, Kirsten Holmes, Eric (Laura) Holmes, Rebecca (Paul) Smartschan, Joseph Acosta, and Matt Acosta; 11 great-grandchildren; extended family, and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 126 Terry Rd., Syracuse.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088. Their care, understanding, concern and compassion for Bob and his family were exquisite gifts that his daughters will always treasure.


Date of Death: January 1, 2014



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Your Dad was truly a gentleman and a good golfer and my partner at West Hill. May God comfort you all.
Nancy Lawler

Barb & Family -

On behalf of the City of Syracuse Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs, as well as the senior program participants and staff at the Bob Cecile and Armond Magnarelli Community Centers, we extend our heartfelt condolences on the recent passing of your beloved father Robert.

We will be keeping your sister, you and both families in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult period.

Tom White
Administrative Officer/Supervisor...

Barb & Family -

On behalf of the City of Syracuse Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs, as well as the senior program participants and staff at the Bob Cecile and Magnarelli Community Centers, please accept our condolences on the passing of your beloved father Robert.

We were all very saddened to hear of this news and will be keeping your sister, you and families in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Tom White, Administrative...

The Members
of the
American Eagle Band
join in extending
Heartfelt Sympathy
to you and your family at this
Time of Sorrow.

With Deepest Sympathy, You are cared about so very much at this time of loss.

From Your Friends at the Sunday Jamboree
at the
Castaway Restaurant Brewerton, NY -

BARBARA CHUCK AND MARY WE JUST HEARD THIS AFTERNOON. OF BOB'S DEATH. WE WERE AT JOHN BUCCI'S WAKE ALL OUR LOVE

BARBARA CHUCK AND MARY WE JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT BOB. WE WERE AT JON BUCCI'S
WAKE THIS AFTERNOON. ALL OUR LOVE.

Dear Barbara,

Sending you our most heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your dear father. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
Al & Pat Williams

Dear Barbara and Didi. May God bless and comfort you both. Bob was a friend and a gentle man and the world is a better place having had Bob reach out and touch so many lives. He will be missed. With love and sympathy.