Sonia Lee Donoher

November 27, 1932November 17, 2020

Sonia Lee Donoher, age 87 of Dayton, passed away Tuesday November 17, 2020. Sonia was born on November 27, 1932 in Dayton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her mother Elizabeth MacDonald, grandparents Harry and Mabel Parkison, and son Gary Donoher. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Donald Donoher of Dayton; children Paul (Michele) of Kettering, Maureen (Jim) Hansen of Wauconda IL, and Brian (Joni) of Kettering; grandchildren Kevin (Sarah), Shannon, Meghan, Kerry and Mackenzie; and great-grandson Michael. Sonia graduated from Stivers High School in 1950. She entered into the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony with Don on September 25, 1954 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Toledo, Ohio, officiated by Don’s brother Fr. Ned Donoher. Under the grace that God conferred upon them that day, Sonia commenced her lifetime vocation as wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Due to COVID concerns, Sonia will be laid to rest in a private burial ceremony at Calvary Cemetery, with a memorial Mass to be celebrated at a later date to be determined. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or the Marianist Mission, in care of the University of Dayton. Condolences may be expressed at



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Sue (Mrs. Joe) Kennelly

November 25, 2020

Coach Donaher,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Larry Schellenberg

November 22, 2020

Lovely, Wonderful, Caring, Sweet, Loyal, Tender, Beautiful...

Loving Mother to her Children, and, to HER boys - us players.

Perfect Wife, Amazing Coach's Wife.

I cannot think of enough kind and warm adjectives to describe Sonia Donoher...

Coach, Paul, Maureen, Brian, and Gary, my thoughts, prayers and heart are all with you through this very difficult time!

Melissa Heard

November 22, 2020

To the Donoher Family,

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. You are all in our thoughts and Prayers!!!

Melissa and Alexis Heard and
James Dumas

John Samanich

November 22, 2020

I am saddened by the passing of your beautiful wife, Sonia. My prayers are with you and your family. Sonia was always kind and warm to my wife Kathryn and me for which I have always been grateful. Rest assured Sonia is in heaven watching over us and knowing we will all be together again someday.

John Samanich

Marcia (Romer) Monnier

November 21, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Donoher family. She certainly was a great lady.

Lou Lunne

November 20, 2020


You are in our prayers after the loss of your beloved Sonia. You were such a source of strength as you showed us to trust in God and do all you can to care for your beautiful wife.

May you be surrounded by God's peace and :

Kay and Lou Lunne

Walt DeAnna

November 20, 2020

Don and family,
My sincere condolences for the loss of your Beloved Sonia. Be comforted by the wonderful memories you shared throughout the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you, dear friend.

Becky Popoff

November 20, 2020

My parents lived next door to Sonia and Coach Donoher and my mother became great friends with Sonia. When my mother Nila passed away last year Coach Donoher was so kind to us and we send our deepest fond memories and condolences to him and the family. God Bless!

Joanne Hart

November 20, 2020

Growing up in the old neighborhood, I remember Mrs. Donoher ; I used to babysit for the kids once in awhile. She was truly one of the kindest and warmest souls I had the fortune to get to know. My sincerest condolences to Don and all the Donoher kids, may the memories of the awesome mom and wife that she was sustain them all in the grief they feel today.

Mary Terwilleger

November 19, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the news of Sonia’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. She was a wonderful person and will be missed dearly. Our prayers for peace and beautiful memories are with you.

Pat Zimmerman and family


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