, of Kirkwood, MO, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the age of 93. Loving husband of the late Betty Donahue; beloved son of the late Joseph and Hilda Donahue; devoted and cherished father of Dona (Gaylon) Patterson; grandfather of Heather, Jennifer, Beverly, Leslie, and Justin; great-grandfather of Jaxon, Hollander, Robert, Gaylon, and Wynona; dear brother of Eileen Jackson and Pat Irvin; loving relative and friend to many. Richard is also preceded in death by his son, Michael Donahue; siblings, Jim, Joe, Betty, and Jack.
Richard grew up in Kirkwood, Missouri. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Richard and his wife Betty were married for a loving 37 years before her passing. He was a hard worker, working all his life providing for his family. Richard loved his family dearly. Richard had a unique sense of humor. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Memorials may be made in Richard 's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital