McDonnell, Priscilla Robb Priscilla Robb Pris McDonnell died peacefully on Tuesday the 25th of July, 2017 surrounded by family. She was less than two weeks shy of her 95th birthday. She is survived by her son William Randall Randy McDonnell (Veronica); daughter Robbin McDonnell MacVittie (Paul); grandson William Sanford MacVittie (Amanda) and great-grandson Paul Liam MacVittie. Priscilla was the widow of Sanford Noyes Sandy McDonnell, former Chairman and CEO of McDonnell Douglas. Priscilla was a founding member of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and had tirelessly supported it since 1975. She was district chair of the St. Louis District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council, President of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Volunteer Association and Community Music School. She had served in leadership positions on the boards of The Arts and Education Council, the Bach Society, the Community Music School, the Washington University Friends of Music, the Saint Louis Art Museum, The Sheldon, The National Society of Arts and Letters, Care and Counseling and The Wednesday Club. She served as a soloist at the Ladue Chapel for twenty-five years and sang her father's songs in a Carnegie Recital Hall Concert in NYC. Priscilla was Variety Club Woman of the Year in 1988 and received the Missouri Historical Society's Thomas Jefferson Award in 2004. She was a Globe Democrat Women of Achievement in 1973 and would also receive The Arts & Education Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award, the St. Louis Symphony's Green Room Award and the Cathedral Concert's Great Music Award. She would also receive an honorary degree from the University of Missouri at St. Louis. She never met anyone she didn't like and will be missed by so many. Services: A Memorial Service will be conducted in the Sanctuary of Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, 9450 Clayton Road, Ladue, on Saturday, August 5th at 10:30 a.m. A reception will follow the Service. In lieu of flowers, Memorials appreciated to CharacterPlus, the organization that her husband Sandy founded in 1988. The address is CharacterPlus, 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO, 63146. A SERVICE OF THE LUPTON CHAPEL
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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Jul. 30 to Aug. 3, 2017.