It is with great sadness that the family of Michael James Donley announces his passing on Monday June 18, 2018, at the age of 71.
Mike was born in New Castle, PA. He excelled in both academics and athletics at Shenango High School and then received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also studied at Youngstown State University and Webster University, where he received an MBA. As an industrial engineer, Mike had a successful career, retiring from Gregory Galvanizing in Canton, OH. Mike was an avid golfer and a volunteer and coach for youth sports organizations.
Mike will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years, Margie and his children Mark of Mount Pleasant, Melissa of St. Petersburg, FL, Megan (Eric) Mills of Charleston, and Michelle Holmes of Boston, MA. Mike was preceded in death by his parents James Wesley Donley and Sara Marie Wellhausen Donley Black and his grandson Asher Kenneth Mills.
Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton is assisting the family with a private funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Asher Mills Foundation, 37 Poplar Street, Charleston, SC 29403.
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We were saddened to hear about Mike's passing. We have such fond memories of Mike and your family. I remember Mike as always smiling and going out of his way to make sure the kids were entertained. During our kids time at Hoover High school our trips to HHI were never complete without a visit to Dafuski Island. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John and Diane Bogniard
Submitted by Diane Bogniard on Jun 21 2018 02:52:17 PM
The pain of death is one of the worst events that anyone can experience. I hope you will allow the inspired words found at Rev 21:4 ;to comfort you and your family.
Submitted by Ms. Stokes on Jun 20 2018 12:45:46 PM
Donleys, Our hearts are with you.So many happy memories with you all in St Louis. Mike would load us all in your conversion van for the Balloon Fest every year and even a Cardinal game now and then. Love to one and all! God Bless, John and Nonie Brown and family
Submitted by Nonie Brown on Jun 20 2018 09:29:21 AM
Oh Donley family, my heart aches with you as you grieve the loss of Mr.Donley. I’m thankful for all of the sweet memories made at your house during childhood. Mr.Donley always had the brightest smile and kindest words. May the Lord be even nearer to you all during this time. Love, Christy
Submitted by Christy Robb Talamo on Jun 19 2018 10:44:46 PM
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