Deaths Death Notices
DONNER, Eugene J. "Gene"
DONNER - Eugene J. "Gene" January 5, 2017 of Hamburg, NY and Chandler, AZ, formerly of North Tonawanda and Elma, NY, beloved husband of 60 years to Lola Mae (Drier); loving father to James (Martha), Jeffrey (Judi) and John "Jack" (Melissa); survived by siblings Joseph Donner, Gloria Vogt, David Donner and Paul Donner. He is preceded in death by siblings Florence Byerly, Henry Donner, Isabel Wright, Mary Ann Messler and Lawrence Donner; loving grandfather
of John Henry, Walter, James Jr., Adam, Madison and Michael Donner; great-grandfather to Mary and Lily Donner and fun-loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Gene was born on August 2, 1931 in North Tonawanda, NY to Henry and Hazel Donner. He is a graduate of North Tonawanda High School and earned his accounting degrees through Bryant and Stratton College and at the University of Buffalo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and a successful business owner partnering with his son, Jeffrey Donner at Gateway Printing and Graphics, Inc. (formerly Hamburg Offset Printing), which he has been retired from for several years. His family is planning a memorial service in the spring of 2017. Condolences can be mailed to Gateway Printing and Graphics, Inc., 3970 Big Tree Rd., Hamburg, NY 14075. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Hospice of the Valley of Phoenix, Arizona and to the Chandler Arizona Fire Department for their efforts, care and dedication.