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Robert Donnell


June 8, 2016

July 21, 1944 - June 1, 2016

Robert Thomas Donnell V, 71, of Foster died June 1, 2016.

He was born July 21, 1944 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Phyllis (Lessey) and Robert Donnell VI. The family moved to California in 1960.

In 1972 he married Carol L. Conger, they moved to the Sweet Home area in 1976.

Mr. Donnell operated his own company, General Heating and Sheet Metal. He was a member of the Saint Helen’s parish in Sweet Home.

His hobbies included reading and coin collecting. He was a history buff, inventor, and a story teller, often launching into one with “let me say this about that...”

He especially enjoyed getting together for barbecues with his family and friends.

Mr. Donnell is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Lynn and son-in-law Jeremy Damewood; son Robert Donnell VI and daughter-in-law Brittany; four grandchildren; brothers John of Eugene and Jim and sister-in-law Heather of Ventura, Calif.; sister Nancy and brother-in-law Steve, and sister Betsy, all of Eugene.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Leslie; and brother Tommy.

Viewing will be at noon Friday, June 10, at St. Helens Catholic Church in Sweet Home with Rosary at 12:30 p.m. and funeral Mass at 1 p.m. Private burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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