Rest in peace, Dad


Kevin’s dad, Thomas Donahue, passed away Sunday. Below is the death notice that will run in Wednesday’s Asbury Park Press. There’s much more to say, but now’s not the time to try.

Thomas J. Donahue died on Sunday, May 23, at his home in Aberdeen. He was 69 years of age.

Tom was born Jan. 23, 1941, to Mary (Meehan) and John Donahue, and grew up in Mount Vernon, N.Y. He attended Fordham University from 1958 to 1962. Upon graduation, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army, stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C., and South Korea. He married Maureen O’Callaghan in June 1962.

Thomas returned to civilian life in 1963, working at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., where he attained partner status. He later served as a banking consultant, as President of Whitestone Savings Bank, and as
a member of the Board of Directors at Astoria Financial Corp. for the last 17 years.

Thomas also served on the board of the Collier High School, in Morganville, N.J., and was a member of Beacon Hill Country Club, Atlantic Highlands.

He was preceded in death by his sisters Beata Donahue and Agnes Curth. He is survived by his wife Maureen, of Aberdeen; his daughter Susanne Donahue, of Tinton Falls; his sons Christopher Donahue, of Atlantic Highlands, and Kevin Donahue, of Eagleville, Pa.; five grandchildren, Peter Donahue, Robert Donahue, Justin Underwood, Nicholas Donahue and Hannah Martin; and his sisters Margaret Koster and Patricia Cresswell.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at John P. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown, on Wednesday, March 26. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 165 Bethany Rd., Holmdel. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations in memory of Thomas to:

Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey
Hospice Department
176 Riverside Ave.
Red Bank, NJ 07701

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