Alton Donahue

Obituary of Alton Donahue

Ontario, CA - Ilion - Alton Bernard Donahue, 69 years of age, passed away on July 10, 2022. He was born and grew up in Ilion, New York. He graduated from Ilion High School (1971), Herkimer County Community College (1974), and Clarkson College of Technology (1977). In 1977, Alton began working as a Sales Representative at Rawlings Sporting Goods which took him to St. Louis, Missouri and then on to La Habra, California. He was married in 1978 to wife, Karen, in Mohawk, New York, but continued living in California where they had 2 daughters. Alton worked for a number of different companies over the years including Remington Arms, Gertler Industries, and Airshow. He retired from ABC Unified School District in Cerritos, California. Alton loved all kinds of sports and enjoyed playing golf and attending a variety of sporting events, especially the National Hot Rod Association drag races. Other interests included classic cars, Christmas movies, going to concerts, particularly the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Celtic Woman, and spending time with his loving family. Alton was a member of Pomona First Baptist Church, now Purpose Church. Alton was very personable and outgoing. He was interested in learning about others and had no difficulty carrying on conversations with complete strangers. He had a great sense of humor and was known for telling “dad jokes” and a variety of stories. He is survived by his wife, Karen Donahue, and two daughters and their spouses, Lindsay and Greg Halverson, Riverside, California, and Megan and Jason Smith, Irvine, California, and one grandchild, Aubrey Halverson. He is also survived by his sister and her husband, Patricia and Larry Hubbell (Frankfort, New York), a sister-in-law and her spouse, Shelly and Al Polge (Syracuse, New York), several nieces and nephews and their spouses, Eric and Alisa Hubbell (Little Falls, NY), Heather and Don Bishop (Ilion, NY), Jodi and Mark Mondo (Syracuse, NY), Tim and Jessica Polge (Syracuse, NY), Brenda and Rick Hayden (Campbellsville, Kentucky) as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews. Calling hours for Alton will be held on Monday, August 1, 2022 from 10 am - 12 pm in the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. A funeral service will take place immediately following at 12 pm in the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home with Pastor John Partise, officiating. Interment will be in Cedarville Cemetery. To leave condolences for Alton's family, please visit www.whiter-hendrix.com
Monday
1
August

Calling Hours

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, August 1, 2022
Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home
100 Otsego St.
Ilion, New York, United States
315-894-3781
Monday
1
August

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Monday, August 1, 2022
Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home
100 Otsego St.
Ilion, New York, United States

Interment

Cedarville Cemetery
Cedarville Rd.
Ilion, New York, United States
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