John Donald Donahue



John Donald Donahue, age 81, of Hilton Head Island, SC and formerly of Randolph, NJ passed peacefully at home on Tuesday June 19, 2018 with his wife and children by his side.

Mr. Donahue was born on June 3, 1937 in Rosenberg, TX, the son of the late Jean and John Donahue. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU) and a veteran of the United States Army. Following his military tenure, he earned his MBA from Rutgers University. He began his career with Transco and UOP before moving to BASF where he worked for 26 years, retiring as the Director of Purchasing Fine Chemicals. He loved to travel and visited countries in Asia, Europe, and South America. He prioritized spending time with his family and enjoyed golfing and reading. He was also an avid LSU fan. Geaux Tigers.

Mr. Donahue is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Maria Ann Donahue; sons, John T. Donahue (Helen), Kevin M. Donahue (Kathryn), and Christopher A. Donahue; sister, Serita Doucet; and grandchildren, Shannon, Laura, Isabel, and Alexa.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, 45 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, P.O. Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910.

Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton is assisting the family.