Bill Donahue, 82 of Easton, PA died on February 1, 2020 at Westminster Village – Allentown. Bill was the husband of the late Dorothy J. (Barna) Zimmerman Donahue for 27 years until her death in 2011.
Bill was born in Binghamton, NY on July 2, 1937, son of the late Joseph J. and Mary Violet Stanton Mangan Donahue.
Bill graduated from Colgate University in 1959 and later earned his Masters degree from Colgate.
Bill was a Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Lafayette College from 1966 -1981 and also Lehigh University from 1981-1993 until his retirement. He was also known for his advocacy and development of track and field programs and athletes primarily through the Emery Track & Field Association where he served as Executive Director for many years.
He attended St. Jane Frances de Chantel RCC in Easton, PA.
Survivors: Daughter Doreen L. Donahue, wife of Geoffrey King of Los Angeles, CA;
Sons: Joseph W. Donahue of Easton, PA and Shawn M. Donahue, husband of Christina of Bethlehem, PA; their mother Rita M. (Lesko) Grillo of Dunedin, FL; four grandchildren Ryan King and Maria, Constantine and Grace Donahue; sister Jo Ann Yannuzzi of Binghamton, NY and many beloved nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother John Donahue and his brother-in-law Donald Yannuzzi.
Service: There will be viewing on Thursday February 6, 2020 from 6PM to 8PM in the John F. Herron Funeral Home 458 Center Street at Market Street in Bethlehem, PA 18018. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday February 7, 2020 at 10:30 AM with a viewing from 9:30AM to 10:30 AM in St. Jane Frances de Chantel RCC 4049 Hartley Avenue Easton, PA 18045. Burial will follow in Easton Heights Cemetery. www.Herronfuneralhomes.com
Contributions: In lieu of flowers to: Westminster Village Allentown-Patient Activities; Colgate University Track and Field Endowment Fund; Lafayette College Track and Field; or Lehigh University Track and Field, in care of the Herron Funeral Home 458 Center St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.