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A press release from Astoria Federal, where my dad was on the board for the past 17 years, announced his passing and was posted on CNBC. As a financial guy, he watched the station a lot—especially in the clubhouse after a round of golf.

If only Maria Bartiromo had read it on-air …

The press release: Astoria Financial Corporation Regretfully Announces the Death of Thomas J. Donahue, a Member of the Board of Directors

George Enkelke, Astoria’s CEO, says:

“We are deeply saddened to report the loss of not only a valued director and business colleague, one whose expertise, counsel and guidance to the Boards of both the Company and Astoria Federal served us well during his 20 year tenure, but also the loss of a good friend. We extend our sincerest sympathy to his wife Maureen and their family. He will be greatly missed.”

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