Floyd Donaldson



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Gates: Peacefully, Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at age 78, in the presence of his family. Predeceased by his parents, John & Mabel Donaldson; brothers, James & Frederick Donaldson. He is survived by his cherished wife of 53 years, Shirley (Coleman) Donaldson; loving children, Colleen Donaldson (Andrew Saul), Cindy Donaldson, Kevin (Karen) Donaldson & Cheryl (Don) Damuth; dear grandchildren, Tracy Brankline, Trisha Damuth, Donnie Damuth, Ryan Damuth, Pat Donaldson & Dave Donaldson; honorary grandson, Emil Okanovic of Bosnia; his little sweetheart great-granddaughter, AlySandra Rivera; sister, Barbara (John) Seniuk; brother, V. Robert (Joan) Donaldson of Mission TX; brothers-in-law, Franklin (Angie) Coleman & William (Shirley) Coleman of Lorena TX; sisters-in-law, Mary Donaldson, Rose Coleman & Joan Coleman of Elm Mott TX; many nieces and nephews; numerous friends. Floyd will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Floyd is a Veteran of World War II and served n the U.S. Coast Guard. He is also a Xerox retiree. Throughout his life, Floyd was involved in many Veteran groups and was Past Chef de Gare of the Voiture 111 of the 40 & 8; Past Commander of the Monroe County American Legion Honor Guard and member of the American Legion Post #468. He was also a past member of the Genesee Conservation League, the Brockport Conservation Club and the Flying Arrow Club. Floyd was a NYS Hunter Safety Course Instructor for many years and he enjoyed his time bowling in the Friday Senior Men’s League at Dom Brothers and volunteering at St. Theodore’s Food Cupboard. The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Unity Hospital, 3300 Wing, for the exceptional care and compassion they and Floyd received over the past month. Friends may call Friday 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 9:30 A.M. at St. Theodore’s Church, 168 Spencerport Road, Rochester, NY 14606. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to St. Theodore’s Food Cupboard in his memory.


  1. kevin donaldson on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Bye Dad you will be missed,thank you for being a friend & father .may you rest in peace. see you some day. love your son kevin.

  2. Keith Newman on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Cheryl and Trisha, May God bless you and your entire family during your time of grief. We are keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers. Keith

  3. Thomas and Debra Mayberry and Family on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am


  4. Janet & Eunice on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Colleen, It is hard to give up a cherished parent at any time. We hope you, your mother, and your siblings can find much comfort in the memories of many happy years you were blessed to have all together. Our love and sympathy, Janet and Eunice

  5. KAREN on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dad, I will miss you & thanks for everything..

  6. cheryl damuth on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    dad, its been 2 months since you left us and it isn’t any better I really miss U Pops….. I think about U every day…. Life just isn’t the same without U. Love U Popsicle………………………. Love Me

  7. Jill Stevens on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dan and I wish to express our heartfelt sympathies to you all in the loss of this lovely man. I know from Colleen what a wonderful father Floyd was, and he was certainly a devoted husband, grandfather, and friend. We salute him and to a life well lived. May your memories comfort you all in the days ahead. Deep Peace, Jill Stevens and Dan Murdoch

  8. Debbie Coleman Jones on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Aunt Shirley and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is a very difficult time for all of you. Please know that down here in Texas we are all thinking about you and praying for you. I hope it is some comfort to you to know that Uncle Floyd and my dad as well as other relatives are in the same place now and I am sure they are visiting and carrying on with each other. I remember Uncle Floyd when he came down here; he was very nice to all of us as Aunt Shirley is. We will continue to pray for you and will keep you all in our thoughts. Love, Debbie Coleman Jones ( I am the 3rd daughter down from Lori and Kathy.)

  9. Jane Scura on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Cindy, Bonnie Sales informed me of your father’s passing. I want to send my condolences to you and let you know that I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. The memories are a great blessing. Keep them close to your heart. Jane Scura

  10. Steve McAlpin on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dearest Donaldson Family, how I miss you all so much – Please know that I share deeply in your grief. Floyd was an extraordinary man with lessons from life that we can all learn from. He was strong yet gentle, funny, and devoted to the things he loved most…his God, his family, and his country. He was a hero to so many people, especially in my eyes. Thank you ALL for sharing his great life with me. Love, Steve

  11. cheryl damuth on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Hi dad, it’s me again Just want u to know I love u and think about u all the time, I know u know that cause we have our little talks twice a week when I come to see u. things just aren’t the same without u here pops…….. I WILL BE THERE TO TALK TO U MORE SO U CAN GIVE ME SOME ADVICE LIKE U ALWAYS DO. LOVE YOU DAD CHERYL {rocketass)

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  13. Pat on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I miss you Grandpa. I will miss all the stories you have told, and all the talks we would have about bowling. I will never forget you grandpa, I love you. Love your grandson, Patrick.

  14. Tom Richardson Jr. on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I would like to offer my deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers for your family’s tragic loss. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Donaldson, I felt I knew him through his family. Particularly his daughter Cheryl, her daughter Trisha and their family. Having always heard wonderful things about Mr. Donaldson, I can understand how much you will miss him. May God bless you all and give you strength in these difficult times.

  15. Jerry Parker on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My condolences to the Donaldson Family. Cindy & Cheryl so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Cindy Donaldson on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Oh, Dad, we’ll miss you so much…

  17. Tracy Brankline on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We miss you Papa…

  18. Lori Szalay on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    While I never had the pleasure of meeting your father, I know he was a wonderful man because he has such a wonderful, caring and thoughtful daughter in you, my dearest friend Colleen. Take solace in the fact that he lives on in you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Lori

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