William C. "Bill" Donehue

October 7, 1949 - October 24, 2021
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William C. “Bill” Donehue, 72, of Canton, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2021 in his home.

Born in Dover, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Edith D. (Starkey) Donehue and had retired from an Aerial Photography company where he had worked in sales. Bill was an honorably discharged veteran having served w…

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William C. “Bill” Donehue, 72, of Canton, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2021 in his home.

Born in Dover, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Edith D. (Starkey) Donehue and had retired from an Aerial Photography company where he had worked in sales. Bill was an honorably discharged veteran having served with the United States Navy and was an avid reader and loved gardening.

Bill is survived by his brother Les (Jeanne) Donehue of New Philadelphia; his sister, Susan (John) Grubbs of Zanesville; a step-brother, Steve (Teresa) Dittmer; a step-sister, Polly (Brian) Burrell; a step- brother-in-law, Joe Ullom and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his step-sister, Sally Ullom.

In keeping with his wishes, Bill is to be cremated through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia and no public visitation or service is to be held.

The family requests that to honor Bill’s memory, memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Born: October 7, 1949
Died: October 24, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Lynn Schaber posted on 10/29/21

So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. We had many good times together as kids. As time goes on we grow up and lose touch but I have many fond memories. Susan and Les my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

 

Donald R Simpson posted on 10/29/21

I was on-board the USS Midway (homeported in Yokosuka Japan 1974) and was paged to the Quarter Deck, the officer of the deck pointed me to the forward part of the hangar bay, and to my surprise, there was my cousin LT. Willaim Billy Donehue was stationed in Tokyo, Japan at the hospital. What a wonderful day that was, we did not see much of each other even though I was there until late 1975, I still today remember and cherish that day. RIP Shipmate, I have the watch.

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 10/26/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of William C. Donehue, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, William C. Donehue, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

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