Pamela Shimmon Donlin

June 15, 1949September 22, 2020

Pamela Shimmon Donlin

On the morning of September 22, 2020, Pamela passed away after a long battle with cancer while being cared for at home by family. Pamela was 71 years old.

Pamela Shimmon Donlin was born on June 15, 1949 in Columbus, OH to Raymond and Jacqueline Shimmon and is survived by her brother, Raymond (Mac) Shimmon. Pamela was a flight attendant for American Airlines for 17 years, where she met her husband, Gerard Joseph Donlin. On January 15, 1983 Pamela and Gerard were married in New York. Together, they supported Gerard’s son, Brian, and raised their daughter Kristin.

Pamela worked part-time in retail for several years before the family moved to Europe. Pamela had a passion for traveling to new places, trying new foods, volunteering and spending time with her friends and family. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, her keen sense of style and her kind heart.


  • Due to the current circumstances, a service will be held at a later date


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Cindy Ireland

October 16, 2020

Great memories of a lovely person. She will always stay in my heart.
I believe Pam is still all around us and will always be with us.
Take care my friend! Love you, Cindy

Lynda Crowley

October 13, 2020

My sincere condolences to Pam's family on her passing. Pam & I were friends throughout elementary and middle school in Chappaqua, and I have many fond memories of sleepovers at her house and mine, and of playing dress-up as small children. I am so sorry to hear that she has gone on ahead. I hope her loved ones take comfort in memories of happier times and a life well-lived. Godspeed, Pam!

Maureen Stanley

October 12, 2020

I am beyond shocked !!! We had been trading phone calls for some time and I didn’t even know she was ill. She was my son’s ‘other mother’ and gave him anything his little heart desired but the love and affection was so mutual.
Dear Kristin, Gerry and Brian all of our love. So many many shared memories from the years she lived in Illinois.
I had just found a menu she printed for one of her lovely dinners... French of course. Looking at it right now.
I have so many pictures & will be sure to include once I have access to them. We were close for many years. And I had the privilege of knowing her deeply... she knew how to make the magic happen. It was hard not to be in contact all these years. She will be missed and she is loved 💕 Maureen, Tim and Liam

Bess Muir

October 12, 2020

Such a wonderful friend, Pam is missed. When I first met her 5 or 6 years ago her welcoming personality gave me comfort in a new town. We became friends right away. Rest In Peace Pam. Thanks for being you ❤️

Debbie Rammelkamp

October 12, 2020

I was first introduced to Pam the weekend of our children's wedding last year. Our meeting was long overdue and sadly our last. I pray that Pam is at peace and that those she left behind can also find peace with the memories they hold in their hearts. God bless!

Kristin Donlin

October 12, 2020

Kristin Donlin

October 12, 2020

Susan Lunz

October 6, 2020

While we have not been in contact for awhile now, I was fortunate to share many years of friendship with Pam in Hinsdale, Illinois. We were neighbors and friends, and enjoyed many interesting adventures together. I shared both good and bad times with Pam, and I hope and pray that she has at last found the peace she sought for so long. My sincere condolences to her devoted husband, Gerry, as well as to Kristin and Brian. She touched many lives in a positive way.

Wellness House

September 24, 2020

From all of us at the Wellness House of Annapolis, we offer you our deepest sympathies. Pam was an amazing volunteer house hostess who always brought a smile to our house and members. (and always perfected our flower vase!) She certainly earned the badge of "best dressed" here as well. <3


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