James Donahue

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James "Jim" W. Donahue, a life-long resident of Brady Township and recent resident of Jefferson Manor, Brookville, departed this earthly realm from Penn Highlands, DuBois, on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.
Jim was born Aug. 27, 1926, and was the son of the late Leo A. Donahue Sr. and Anna Mae (Burkett) Donahue. He was the last living sibling among his three brothers and three sisters.
He married Jeannine Kessler Williams in 1971. She survives.
Jim was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Military Police Force in Italy and Germany. He was a member of the VFW Honor Guard, the American Legion, and was one of the last surviving members of The Loyal Order of the Ruptured Ducks.
Jim was also a founding member of the Brady Township Park and Recreation Committee. He was a self-employed contractor and coal man.
Jim's jovial people skills and strong work ethic enabled him to always find work even during the toughest economic times; he did this not only for himself, but for many others he knew that did quality work. During each trip he made between Florida and upper New York, he always happened upon someone he knew or discovered a family connection with someone he knew. He literally made and had friends everywhere he went. He proudly introduced himself as "The Biggest BSer in Brady Township" and many people have their favorite "Jim joke" or "Jim story". Jim Donahue will definitely be missed.
Jim is survived by his stepdaughter, Gayle (Jeffery) Williams Damus, and their children: Benjamin James and Isabella Irene Damus, and by his stepson, Gene Williams.
Final arrangements for Jim Donahue are under the direction of Adamson Funeral Chapel, Inc. of DuBois. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Brady Township Park and Recreation, Attn: Ann Ritz, 71 Community Center Dr., Luthersburg, PA 15848.
Online condolences may be made at www.adamsonfuneral.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from Aug. 22 to Aug. 23, 2015
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