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George G. Donahue


George G. Donahue, 91, of Port Griffith, passed away Saturday, September 16, at home. Born on November 29, 1925 he was the son of the late George and Margaret Madden Donahue.

George graduated from Jenkins Twp. High School then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga. He received five battle stars during his time in the service. After returning home, he worked as an inspector for Atlas Chain & Cable.

George was proud to be the oldest member of the Jenkins Twp. Fire Dept., a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Greater Pittston and the James E. Conlon Post 556 American Legion, Plains. George enjoyed gardening, winning awards for the Largest and Most Perfect Tomato three years in a row. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. George was a devoted Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elizabeth Engleman Donahue as well as brothers; Arthur, Paul, and Robert Donahue.

George is survived by his sons; George and his wife Nancy, Shavertown, James, Port Griffith, and Brian, Port Griffith; daughter Kathy Zelonis and her husband Joe, Sebastapol; grandchildren, Gary, Colby, and Brandon Donahue, Megan, Joseph, and Brian Zelonis, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 9:00AM from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC., 251 William Street, Pittston with a mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Internment, parish cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6-8PM at the funeral home.

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