OBITUARY

Harold Donaldson

January 18, 1923May 14, 2014

Harold Joseph Donaldson, age 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 2:30pm. He was born in McCall, LA, lived in Norco, LA, and presently in Springfield, LA. Preceded in death by his first wife, Mabel Schexnayder Donaldson, for 44 years. Beloved husband of Linda Manis Donaldson for 26 years. Father of Robert “Bobby” Donaldson (Linda), Claudia D. Harris, and Carla D. Mancuso (Ricky); stepchildren Rex, Carlia, and Victor Palmer, Sherry Stears, and Tracey Arnold. He is survived by brother, Warren Donaldson of Norco, LA and preceded in death by sisters Gladys D. Schexnayder, Elaine D. Falgout, and brothers Gerald “Jack” and Roy Donaldson. Son of Felix and Milda Hernandez Donaldson. Grandfather of Jeremy Donaldson (Christy); stepgrandfather of Jinna James, Baylie Stears, and Brantly and Bryce Forbes. Great grandfather of Coral and Cole Donaldson, and Micah and Luke Nguyen. A U.S. Army veteran of WWII and a former POW captured in Italy May 12, 1944, and liberated on April 13, 1945. He was a very patriotic man and was a life member of several veterans’ organizations: Baton Rouge chapter of X-POW’s, Disabled Am. Vets. Ch. 50, Am Vets #68, VFW Post 4017, and American Legion Post 258. He enjoyed making vegetable gardens and had a love of country music. He learned to play guitar during his military service and enjoyed being on stage playing and singing his favorite songs. He retired from GATX in Good Hope, LA in 1985 as a Superintendent and then from Bayou Rail Car Svcs. in 1987. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Norco, LA on Friday May 16, 2014 at 11:00am. Visitation will be at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home, Norco, LA from 9:00am until service time. Interment immediately following at St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum, Destrehan, LA. In lieu of flowers, Masses of donations to Veterans organizations preferred. Arrangements under the direction of H.C. Alexander Funeral Home, Norco, LA.

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May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014

Ronnie Bernard

May 19, 2014

Deepest sympathy in the loss of Mr. Harold. He will be missed by all who knew him. He will be remember in my prayers.

Christy Donaldson

May 19, 2014

I love you paw paw. You will not be forgotten. So glad I married one of your best friends. Well he considers you his :-) See you on the other side!

May 19, 2014

Bobby and Linda,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss

Bill Henry

May 18, 2014

To the Donaldson family,

We were sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. He is now in the loving arms of God. He is a special angel to watch over all of us. We were unable to make the services, but our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences are with all of you.
Harold J. Mire, Sr. and Betty B.

May 18, 2014

My deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. May you find peace in your memories, and God bless and keep you. Marie (St.Pierre) White. St.Amant

Donna Bailey

May 17, 2014

So sorry for your lost, Claudia. He is now free of everything and he is in Gods hands now. I will never forget him because his band played at my wedding in 1981. I have pics for memories that I will cherish..Love you and your Family very much. May he rest in peace..

Brent & Joy Martin

May 17, 2014

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Rod & Earline Bergeron Brady

May 16, 2014

Bobby and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you all. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May your sweet memories and the grace of God bring you comfort in the days to come and may he rest in peace.