Major (Retired) James ‘Jamie’ Donald of West Grove
Major (Retired) James “Jamie” Donald, age 54, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016, while hiking in French Creek State Park, PA.
He was the son of the late Edward Donald and Mary Coe.
He is survived by his wife, Kari T. Donald, and his children: son Bryan J. Donald and wife Christianna of Corpus Christi, TX, son Paul J. Donald and wife Samantha of Middletown, RI; daughter Renae Gigon and husband Michael of Mont Clare, PA, and daughter Andreah L. Donald and her son Charles. Other family members include M. Kathleen Donald, Sara Schuster, Patricia Parrelly, Heather Hammitte, Thomas Donald, Michael Donald, and Todd Coe.
Jamie served our country courageously as a pilot in the United States Air Force for twenty-three years. He is a veteran of the First Gulf War, Operation Provide Comfort, and Operation Enduring Freedom. Following retirement from the Air Force he became an engineer at the Boeing Corporation in Philadelphia, PA.
He was an active member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in West Grove, PA, and was a Diaconate Candidate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia where he studied at the St. Charles Boromeo Seminary in Overbrook, PA.
Jamie shared in God’s creation through woodworking, making cheese, computer programming, and faith formation. A charitable and giving man, he always opened his heart and the doors of his home to anyone in need, asking only that after receiving his help that they move on to help others. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
You are invited to visit with his family and friends for a viewing from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA. His funeral Mass will follow at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI.
In memory of Jamie, a contribution may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, West Grove, PA. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com