Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on September 28, 2011
G. Sr., 85, of Richmond, Va., died on Sunday, September 25, 2011.
He is survived by his sons, Bernard G. Donner Jr. (Pam) and Michael L.
Donner Sr. (Mary Beth); his four grandsons, Michael L. Donner Jr. (Khristina),
Mark B. Donner (Danielle), John A. Donner (Courtney), Stephen J. Donner;
and his four grandchildren, John "Jack" Donner Jr., Harlan Donner,
Alexandra Donner and Madeline Donner.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Donner.
He played minor league baseball for the Phillies from 1947-1948.
He served in the Merchant Marines in WWII and in the Army in Korea. He
enjoyed a long career as a pipefitter in the Richmond area.
A small family graveside ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
October 15 at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be
made to a charity of your choice.