Bethlehem Press

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Arthur R. Donohue Sr.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

distribution manager

Arthur R. Donohue Sr., 82, of Bethlehem Township, died March 1, 2017, at his home. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of James J. and Gertrude (Kearney) Donahue. He was the husband of Marion A. (Armstrong) Donohue for 58 years.

He was a distribution manager for Binney and Smith Inc. for 32 years. Prior to that, he worked for S.H. Kress Company, New York City, for 10 years.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where he was an usher and an eucharistic minister.

He was a past president and a treasurer of the Traffic Club of the Lehigh Valley. He volunteered at the Crayola Factory and at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, Margaret and her husband Steven Smith, Irene and her husband James Follweiler, Arthur Jr. and his wife Susan Donohue, Thomas Donohue, Clare and her husband Thomas Persing and Paul and his wife Gail Donohue; two sisters, Gertrude Fitzpatrick and Dorothy Spiegel; and six grandchildren, Jordan, Sean, Jaclyn, Ryan, Kevin and Erin.

He was predeceased by seven siblings, Jean Crothers, Robert, James, John, Donald, Joseph and Irene.

Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 3219 Santee Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020; or to the Traffic Club of the Lehigh Valley scholarship fund, P.O. Box 91362, Allentown, PA 18109.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.