Robert James Donnell
April 14, 1994 – August 26, 2018
Robert James Donnell, 24, of Oneonta, passed away unexpectedly at his home from an undiagnosed heart condition on Sunday, August 26, 2018.
Affectionately known as “Bert” to his friends and family, he was born on April 14, 1994 in Oneonta, the son of Mike Jr. and Charlene (Pidgeon) Donnell.
Robert graduated from Oneonta High School in 2012 and then worked with his father as a painting contractor in the family business, Mike the Painter. He learned and excelled in the trade doing beautiful work, and over the years helped complete hundreds of jobs in the local area. Aside from working, he had a love for all kinds of music (especially the Beatles) and playing his Xbox Live. He was known by many to have an avid interest in different types of beer. During baseball season you could find him watching the Yankees and during football season, the Carolina Panthers.
He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Robert is survived by his parents, Charlene Donnell of Oneonta, and Mike and Eileen Donnell of Davenport; his brother, Kevin Donnell of Oneonta; his grandmothers, Marlene Pidgeon of Oneonta, and Kathleen Donnell of Franklin; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Charles Pidgeon and Michael Donnell Sr; his great grandmothers, Gladys Pidgeon, and Helen McLoud; and his uncle Gary Winters.
Friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 6-8 pm at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St, Oneonta.
Burial will take place privately at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory are asked to be made to the American Heart Association.
Condolences to the family may be made online at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.
- Calling Hours Thursday, August 30, 2018
Robert James Donnell
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Charles & Terry King
August 29, 2018
Char & Mike and the family , so sorry for your loss and our deepest sympathies .... Understand what your going thru as we too had to endure losing our son 8 years ago.Enjoy the memories you have of the good times as you will never forget losing him. Again so sorry and may God watch over Rob and the family who suffer his passing.