Obituary of Loren D. Donley
Loren D. Donley, 83, of Jupiter, FL, formerly of Point Pleasant, passed away, Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Hospice Unit.
Born in Shadyside, Ohio to the late Millard and Daisy Donley, Loren spent his youth in Ohio. After graduating college he moved to Point Pleasant where he raised his family. Two years ago Loren moved to Jupiter, Florida, to enjoy the sun.
Loren was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves and a graduate of Kent State University and Ohio State University. He became a true "Buckeye" and followed Ohio State's football team closely, attending many of their games. He received his Supervisors Certificate from Jersey City State College.
Loren worked as teacher, choral director, as well as Performing and Fine Arts Supervisor at Point Pleasant Borough High School for almost 39 years. He retired in 1997 where they honored him by naming the high school auditorium "The Loren D Donley Center for the Performing Arts." He was the choir director for Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church for many years.
Loren was known for his beautiful baritone voice and was a member of many choirs including the St. Peter-by-the-Sea Orchestra Choral, The NJ Chamber Singers and the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church Choir. He enjoyed adjudicating music festivals and volunteering for All Shore Chorus. The organization that was near and dear to him was America Sings where he participated with his Show Choirs through the years and then continued to volunteer after his retirement.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Lynn (nee Appel Young), son Mark and his wife Cheryl Lynn of Toms River, son Kevin and his wife Denise of Southfield, MI, son Dana and his wife Margaretta of Novi, MI, and his daughter Cheryl Ruth and her husband Don Warren of Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Step daughters Shalon and Ray Weinel of Carmi, IL, and Jacque Young and fiancé Charles Ingram of Westminster, CO. Grandchildren, Brandon, Brent, Eric, Zachary, Scott, Matthew, David, Rebecca, Brian and Aidan. Preceded in death brother, Dale, and surviving sisters Glenna Fisher of Coshocton, OH, and Carol Blake of Oxford, OH, and many nieces and nephews.
A Musical celebration of Loren's life will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Loren D. Donley Center for the Performing Arts at the Point Pleasant Borough High School, 808 Laura Herbert Drive, Point Pleasant. All are welcome. Alumni wishing to be a part of the chorus please come at 12:15.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Loren Donley Scholarship, Attention Becky Muraglia, 808 Laura Herbert Dr., Point Pleasant, NJ 08742; Trustbridge Hospice, 5300 East Ave, West Palm Beach, FL, 33407; Alzheimer's Association, Southeast Florida Chapter, PO Box 96011, Washington DC, 20090-6011
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