Harold Allan “Buzz” Donahue

June 21, 1939 - December 27, 2019

06/21/1939 - 12/27/2019

Past Services

Visitation
Monday December 30, 2019
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday December 31, 2019
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions
Service
Tuesday December 31, 2019
11:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Harold Allan “Buzz” Donahue 80,  of Bellaire Ohio died Friday December 27, 2019 at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Bellaire, Ohio surrounded by his loving family.

Buzz was born June 21, 1939 in Bellaire, Ohio son of the late William O. and Florence L. Adams Donahue. Buzz was a retired employee of the Ohio Ferro Alloys, East Ohio Regional Water Authority and The Ogden News Papers. He was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire where he served as an Altar Server for many years, he was the Athletic Director and coach for the St. John’s Central High School as well as a US Army Veteran.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Bill, Bernard, James and Thomas and a grandson Kenneth.

Surviving are his wife Frances Farmer Donahue, whom he married on May 5, 1959; his children Pamela Jo (Rick) Eden of Jacobsburg OH, Lisa Ann (Ronnie) Donahue of Bellaire OH, Edward Allan (Jody) Donahue of Oklahoma City OK, Gary Kent (Clara Ann) Donahue of Kansas City MO, Harold Allan (Stacey) Donahue of Edinboro PA, John Lewis (Lori) Donahue of Cadiz OH. Brothers and sisters; Dorothy Tedeschi, Marietta GA, Mary Jane Vasey, Bellaire OH, Jerry Donahue, Canton OH, Sandra Bass, Bellaire OH John “Jack” Donahue, Colerain OH, Elizabeth Cope, St. Clairsville OH, Richard “Dick” Donahue, Columbus OH, Paula Jean “Pink” St. John, Bellaire OH, Cheryl Boston, Bellaire OH and Michael Donahue, Bellaire OH. Also 16 grandchildren, first born granddaughter Jennifer Jo (Jon) Garrison, Marysville OH, followed by Edward Jr., Quinci, Paige, Jessi, Carla Gail, Stephanie, Sean, Kelli, Logan, Madison, Caitlin, Jacob, Mackenzie, Josh, Summer and Samantha, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th St. Bellaire Oh on Monday from noon to 8pm. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11am at the St. John Catholic Church Bellaire with Father Daniel Heusel as celebrant and special friend Roger Peters as server. Interment in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire with full military honors. Vigil services will be held on Monday at 7:45pm in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Catholic Church, Amedisys Hospice or the patient activity account at the Country Club Retirement Campus by going to TMCFunding.com

Share your thoughts and memories with Buzzy’s family at www.Bauknechtaltmeyer.com

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Scott Gallagher
2 years ago

My deepest sympathy to the Donahue family. Buzz was the epitome of what a coach should be – knowledgeable, caring, nurturing, and fair. I truly valued playing for him as he helped me grow far beyond being an athlete. I have coached youth sports for many years and I have tried to mold my philosophy after what Buzz instilled in me. Rest in Peace Coach

Tony "Buddy" Vcelka
2 years ago

With deepest sympathy to the family. Buzz was a class man and a true friend to all. He was a blessing to not only Bellaire but anyone who meet him no matter where you were from. I’m grateful I could call him my friend. He will be greatly missed by all. RIP

Mark L. Striebich
2 years ago

To the family of Buzzie Donahue, Many a great person called Bellaire home. Many of us from St. John’s called Bellaire home. Buzzie was Bellaire–he was St. John’s–he was gifted beyond education. He was one of the Donahue’s and one of the best. He was tough—he was fair—-he was funny. I might have been a little Bellaire boy but Buzzie always had time for us. Heaven just received another great Bellaire boy———-Buzz Donahue. Rest-In-Peace …and Thank You !

Carolyn Ferguson (Brown)
2 years ago

Very sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort.

Kelli Saksa
2 years ago

You can’t think of St. Johns without thinking of Buzzy. We have grown up listening to coaching stories and then were able to know Buzzy ourselves as players. The love and dedication he had for the sports’ program set such an example. He will be missed!
Chris and Kelli (Magistro) Saksa

Tim Carey
2 years ago

Buzz was very supportive of me in some of the toughest time of my life. He was Always a consistent gentleman and Christian example. I went to thank him later in life for helping me, and all I heard from Buzzy was how proud he was of me. He was always a selfless man.!

Tim Carey
2 years ago

Buzz was very supportive of me in some of the toughest time of my life. He was Always a consistent gentleman and Christian example. I went to thank him later in life for helping me, and all I heard from Buzzy was how proud he was of me. He was always a selfless man.

Linda L. Hetrick
2 years ago

Prayers and condolences to the family. Grief is truly the price of love. He will be missed by all those who’s lives were touched by this wonderful man

thomas l pacifico
2 years ago

I’m sorry for your loss. he was a great guy.

James Montgomery
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss, prayers for your family, I worked with Buzzy at Ohio Ferro Alloys, he was one good fellow.