Thomasville NC: Joseph Walter Donohue, 91, of Thomasville NC passed away at Thomasville Medical Center on Thursday May 03, 2018. Joseph was born and raised in Philadelphia to the late Walter & Mary Schneiderlin Donohue. After finishing high school he joined the United States Navy at 17 to fight in WWII. Later he joined the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After leaving Columbia University he also worked for the NSA in Washington, D.C. He then went on to attend Georgetown University, and work for IBM in Washington DC where he retired after 28 years of service.
Joseph leaves behind his wife of 63 years Beverly Joan Kalar Donohue of the home, Sons: Christopher Donohue and wife Bona of Washington, Stephen Donohue and wife Louise of Lexington NC, Daughter: Cathleen Donohue of Maryland, Grandchildren: Erica Everett and husband Ryan of Idaho, Cindy Donohue of Washington, Von Carbonell of Washington, Great Grandchild: Spencer Everett of Idaho, Nieces: Patty Ostermick and husband Gerry of Wisconsin, Terri Vetter and husband Bob of Wisconsin, and Nephew: Walter Donohue III and wife Maria of Chicago. Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his Brother: Walter Donohue II.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM Sunday May 20, 2018 at Piedmont Crossing in the Unity Place located at 100 Hedrick Dr, Thomasville, NC 27360. Arrangements entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel of Greensboro NC.