Thomas A Donaldson

Born: Wed., Jul. 19, 1950
Died: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Jan. 06, 2018
Location: West Alexandria Location

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 06, 2018
Location: Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home

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DONALDSON, Thomas A., age 67 of West Alexandria, OH. died Mon. Jan. 1, 2018 in Dayton.  He was a quiet, sensitive, artistic, banjo playing, woodworker.  He was born on July 19, 1950 in Trenton, New Jersey.  He always considered Steubenville, OH. his hometown because he moved there when he was 12.  After graduating from Steubenville High School he then graduated from Ohio University in 1972 with an Industrial Arts degree.  He taught electronics at Troy City High School for 2 years.  He was a TV repairman for 6 years in Steubenville.  He also worked at the Miamisburg Mound Research Facility for 15 years, then worked at Reynolds and Reynolds for 10 years. He was a member of Middletown Sportmen’s Club, Contemporary Longrifle Assc., Mid-West Tool Collectors Assc., National Muzzle Loading Rifle Assc. And Preble County Art Assc.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Earla Donaldson, 3 children, Thomas D. (Jessica) Donaldson, West Alexandria, OH., Elise (Dennis) McElwain, Miamisburg, OH., Daniel (Kristy) Donaldson, Eaton, OH., 4 grandchildren, Brycen and Kaylin Donaldson and David and Emma McElwain, a special cousin, J. Dennis and Susan Johnston, a special nephew, Chris and Debbie Kelly, sister-in-law, Lilly Moore, one nephew, Tony Ellis, 2 nieces, Becky Johnston and Leigh Oldham, 4 great nephews and 3 great nieces.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Fred and Ruth Donaldson, brother, Charles and 2 stepsisters, Kay and Joan Donaldson.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Sat. Jan. 6, 2018 at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Vorhis officiating.  A visitation will be held Sat. from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M.  For condolences:

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Mr. And Mrs. Kevin McElwain and sons
   Posted Tue January 02, 2018
Donaldson family, we are SO sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family in this time of loss. Know that God has his arms wrapped around you. May you feel his..presence during this difficult time.

Jim and Janet Lindsay
   Posted Tue January 02, 2018
Earla, Tom and Jess, and the Donaldson family-Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with you all. May God grant you peace and strength.

Susan Wike
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Bruce Elementary Third Grade Staff.

We are so sorry for your loss! Your colleagues, Marita Mahan, Linda Laufer, Tracy Spurrier, Tracey Wilson, Annie Martin and Susan Wike

Nancy Turner
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Earla---So sorry for your lose. Thoughts and prayers are with you and you family.

Dan & Lori Lucas
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Earla we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Tim Ford
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Dear Tom,
I'm very sorry that you and your family are going through this very difficult time. We'll be thinking about you, and are here to help in any way that we can.

Tim, Jess, and the Ford Family

Jane Morell Smith
   Posted Fri January 05, 2018
Earla,our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sad time.

Janie Morell Smith

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