OBITUARY

George Donaldson

August 28, 1923August 14, 2011

Donaldson, George, 87, of Seminole FL., passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. George was born on August 28, 1923 in Clydebank, Scotland. He moved to Florida in 1976 from Syracuse, NY. George was a veteran of the US Air Force serving both during WWII and the Korean War. George was last employed by Florida Steel Corp. and was in structural steel management most of his working years. George was also an active volunteer with many organizations and helped to feed the hungry, clothe the homeless and find shelter for those abandoned and left battered. George was an active member of Seminole First Baptist Church for over 30 years.

George is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Betty Donaldson of Seminole FL, two sons, Roger (Jennifer) Donaldson of Karlstad, Sweden and Kenneth Lee of Seminole, FL., and three grandchildren Christoffer (Tove), Eric (Nadia) and Hannah, all of Sweden. George was also seen as “father” and “grandpa to the many Asian war refugees he sponsored over the years, especially with “grandchildren” Tiffany Chuk, Angela Chuk and Eric Chuk. George was also involved in numerous local, domestic and international organizations.

Funeral Services held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Seminole First Baptist Church in Seminole. FL. Committal prayers and burial with military honors followed at Garden Sanctuary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be offered to either The Bay Area Pregnancy Center or Feeding America.

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121..

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 20, 2011
  • Military Honors Saturday, August 20, 2011
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George Donaldson

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sharon saraga

August 21, 2011

Ken, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers loss.. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom and family..

Conrad Bagley

August 19, 2011

Our sincere condolences from the Bagley family Downunder in Australia.
Uncle George attended our wedding in 1975 in Costa Mesa California onboard a 60 ft sailboat Sirius. He was a very giving man who will be missed by many.
Our thought are with all family members and friends at this very sad time. Conrad Wendy Tara & Nat Bagley

Conrad Bagley

August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011

Dear Ken and Mrs. Donaldson,
In the short time I knew Mr. Donaldson, it was apparent that he was a kind man with a generous heart! My prayers go out to both of you.
Kelli Edwards

August 19, 2011

I remember my Uncle George as a caring and compassionate man with a special gift of being able to communicate with many different kinds of people. He seemed to live his life by the motto «What would Jesus do?» He was an inspiration to me and I believe to many others as well and he'll be missed by those whose lives he touched. My condolences to Aunt Betty, cousins Ken & Roger and my Swedish cousins-once-removed. Wish I could be with you at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary N Bates - Montreal, Canada

Brenda Zeller

August 19, 2011

My condolences to you, Ken, and your family. Your Dad was a wonderful, kind and generous man.

August 19, 2011

Ken, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Gail McLoone

FROM THE FAMILY