Charles E. Donnelly, Sr.

Obituary for Charles E. Donnelly, Sr.

November 10, 2020
Warminster, Pennsylvania


Charles E. Donnelly, Sr., possibly the nicest guy to ever walk planet earth, was called to heaven on
November 10, 2020. A ten year resident of Ann's Choice in Warminster, PA, he was 91. In the end, he
was blessed to pass quickly and painlessly in the presence of his loving daughter at Abington Memorial

Born in Munhall, Pennsylvania and primarily raised by his three sisters after the premature death of his
mother, Chuck found his way through baseball, service and persistence. He pursued his dream of a
professional baseball career until serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. After
Honorable Discharge and returning to the love of his life Catherine V. Donnelly ("Cassie"), his life took a
different path through night school at Duquesne University, shift work in the steel mills of Pittsburgh
and, eventually, to the application of his "people skills" in sales and marketing positions over 30 years
with United States Steel. He was a rock.

Whether known as Dad, Bubba, Pap Pap or Grandpap, he was always focused on family. He was
predeceased by Cassie, his wife of 66 years. Together always and forever, Chuck and Cassie stood as a
shining example of marriage equality, survival and love. In later years, given the limitations of age and
infirmity, they would be described together as "one good person". Chuck is survived by the three
children whom he loved so much, Charles E. Donnelly, Jr. (Dallas, Tx), Margaret (Peggy) Ann Petrakis
(Wayne, PA) and Thomas P. Donnelly (Doylestown, PA), their respective spouses whom he loved as his
own and six grandchildren, Michael, Caitlin, Nathan, Matthew, Patrick and Sara who were
unquestionably the light of his life.

Most of all, Chuck was a man who actually lived by his Catholic faith. His unshakeable belief in God,
dedication to the faith through service and reliance on that faith in both good times and bad are an
example for us all.

The family will celebrate a private funeral mass on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Nativity of Our Lord
Catholic Church with internment to follow at Doylestown cemetery. The funeral service may be viewed
on-line at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Warminster, PA or
the Ann's Choice Benevolent Fund.

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