Francis Ignatius Donohoe

Obituary for 9/19/13 edition of the Sierra Star

September 17, 2013 

Francis Ignatius Donohoe died on July 18, 2013 at the age of 90.

He was born on Dec. 18, 1922 in San Francisco to parents George and Catherine(Kitty) Donohoe.

Mr. Donohoe was enlisted in the Marine Corp throughout World War 2 and the Korean War where he was awarded the Bronze Star for "displaying outstanding skill, courage and confidence while serving as a mortar commander."

Upon discharge from the Marines, Donohoe graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in English.

Mr. Donohoe, despite wanting to attend law college and upon the request of his father-in-law, spent 24 years managing the Degnan family business in Yosemite.

He loved Celtic music, the songs of nature, and sports. He was a fan of both the San Francisco 49ers and Giants.

He is survived by sons; Peter, John, Matthew, Joseph; daughters, Mary Ellen, Moira, Kitty; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mariposa on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.