Jeffery M. Donahue

Jeffery M. Donahue, 56, of Columbus, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Monday (Feb. 18, 2013) at Grant Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 14, 1957, in Beverly, Ohio the son of the late Cecil and Marilyn Angle Donahue.

Mr. Donahue was editor for Columbus Dispatch and “This Weeks News”. He received many awards for writing and editing news articles. He was a track standout for his high school Ft. Frye and coached many volleyball, softball, and track teams from grade school through high school to college.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Eppley Donahue of the home; son, Keith E. (Angie) Donahue of Cambridge; daughter, Karen Slagle of Lowell, Ohio; sisters, Cecilia Armstrong of Waterford and Kim Donahue of Marietta; grandchildren, Jordan Harris, Amaya Slagle, Jace Slagle, and Liam Donahue.

In addition to his parents he was preceded by sister, Sherri Cain.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday (Feb. 20) at DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor James Peters officiating.

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