John T. "Jay" Donahoe, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, died Nov. 16, 2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jay was born the oldest of five brothers on the north side of Chicago in 1925. The family was a member of St. Gertrude's Parish. Proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy-WW II, Jay was a front gunner on the USS New Jersey and served throughout the South Pacific. In 1950, he married Mary Sheehan and began working at the Chicago Board of Trade with his father and brothers. While still working there he purchased a farm in Woodstock and the first of his seven children was born. A few years later the family purchased a much larger farm in Hanover, IL, where they remained for close to 30 years. Jay commuted back and forth to Chicago for many years, finally leaving the Board of Trade in 1972. Jay and Mary fulfilled a lifelong dream and moved to Honolulu in 1987. Jay is survived by his wife Mary; his seven children; and eight grandchildren; as well as two brothers and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Parish, Hanover, IL. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. In lieu of flowers, donations to Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, IL 60067, 847-358-5700.
Published in the Chicago Tribune on 12/9/2007.
In the 1930 United States Federal Census, living at 1638 Thorn or Third Avenue, I found:
Name Parent or spouse names Home in 1930 (City,County,State) Estimated birth year Birthplace Relation
John T Donaho Lucille Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1901IllinoisHead Lucille Donaho John T Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1901Wife John T Donaho John T, Lucille Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1925Son Bert Donaho John T, Lucille Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1926Son Reichoul Donaho John T, Lucille Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1928Son Edward A DonahoChicago, Cook, IL abt 1894Brother
Household Members: Name Age John T Donaho 29 Lucille Donaho 29 John T Donaho 5 Bert Donaho 4 Reichoul Donaho 2 Edward A Donaho 36