John R. Donohue III, 57

John R. Donohue III, 57, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at his home.

He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Dec. 22, 1961, son of John “Jack” Donohue Jr. and Betty J. (Meeley) Donohue. He was a graduate of Claymont High School, Class of 1979. He worked in construction and also drove a taxi briefly before his disability.

Donohue enjoyed spending time with his family on the boat. They would spend countless hours crabbing, tubing, water skiing and riding jet skis. He also was an animal lover and loved playing with his cats. Donohue was proud of his meticulous yard care and also enjoyed racing his stock car. His talents also extended in his ability to fix or build anything that he put his mind to.

Donohue’s family will remember his great sense of humor and how he loved to play jokes on his family. At the end of his life, he found peace and looked forward to the future traveling with his sister, Allison, in her motorhome.

He was preceded in death by his father, John “Jack” Donohue Jr. He is survived by his mother, Betty J. “B.J.” Donohue; three sisters, Betty Jane Huizing and her husband, Pierre, of Claymont, Del., Kelly A. Marvel and her husband, Patrick, of Claymont and Allison P. Donohue of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; four nieces, Jessica Marvel, Allie Marvel and Rachel Huizing, all of Claymont, and Kylie Mischler of Rehoboth Beach; a great-niece, Athena; and family friend just like a brother, Robert Carolan of Rehoboth Beach.

Services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites people to do something kind for someone, as Donohue always was willing to lend a helping hand.

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