John C. Donahoo

November 1, 1925May 1, 2021

John C. Donahoo, 95, passed away on May 1, 2021 at Bruce McCandless Veterans Care Center, Florence, CO after 13 years long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born November 1, 1925 in Canon City, CO to Jack and Daisy Donahoo. John enlisted in the Navy in 1943 serving aboard the USS Guadalcanal. They captured German U-Boat 505, only German sub captured in WWII. It was first enemy man-of-war captured in battle on high seas by Navy since 1812. The sub is on display at the Museum of Science and History in Chicago, Ill. In 1954, he joined Colorado Springs Police Department where he was a motorcycle patrolman, then later a detective. After retiring in 1975, he worked as bailiff for the courts. In 1984, the family moved to Canon City where John had several jobs and was very active in the VFW 4061, where he served as Commander two separate times. John loved fishing, bowling, camping, golf, hunting, playing any kind of cards and building wishing wells. John is survived by his wife of 53 years Sharon (Sherry); two sons Michael (Kandi); Ryan; grandson Jacob all of Canon City, CO: sister-in-law Nancy Donahoo, Eaton, CO; cousin Betty Proud, Florence, CO and three nieces, two nephews. His was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death. Our grateful thanks to the nurses, care givers and staff at McCandless for their compassionate care given to John and our family the last 3 years. Services are scheduled at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM, for viewing with funeral immediately following at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs, CO.


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Donna Waters

May 6, 2021

Thinking of all the fun times we had playing cards you usually had a joke to tell lots of memories with you Mom Aunt Faye & Uncle Bill sure miss those days wish we could have stayed in Colorado but you never know what life has in store love you and rest in peace enjoy your family in heaven.