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Michael P. Donahue

Michael P. Donahue, 67, born in Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17, 2022. He lived fiercely, loved wholeheartedly, and laughed generously.

Mike attended the University of Delaware and was a lover and expert of everything technology related. He worked as a Senior Vice President of Technical Services (and self-proclaimed BS Artist) at Ameristar Technologies, as a Vice President at Versalign, Inc, and Technology Consultant at Delaware Ophthalmology Consultants. In the meantime, Mike wasted no moments on this earth and filled each of them with an adventure. Mike was a decorated dirt bike racer, fearless scuba diver and skier, aspiring BBQ pit master, amateur pyrotechnician, and avid collector of cameras, guitars, baseball cards, vinyl records, cars and pretty much anything he could fit into the garage. Above all, Mike loved his family and friends who never had to guess what was on his mind, particularly when it came to politics. He was brave and tenacious and never backed down from being the best husband, father, uncle, and the kindest friend.

Mike is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ephimia Coumanakos who was his adventure partner and closest ally; his daughter Alexandra who was and continues to be his unending source of pride and deepest love; his brother James Donahue (DiAnn), his sisters Penny White, Mary Bright, Kathleen Donahue (Rich Thompson), sister-in-law Konstantina Koumanakou, his nieces and nephews, Stephen Demanovich (Amy), Michael Bright, Shannon Cox (Ben), Brien Donahue (Amanda), and wonderful great-nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mike may be made in support of Dr. Adam Luginbuhl’s research at Jefferson. Memorial gifts can be mailed to: Jefferson, Office of Institutional Advancement, Department 825434, P.O. Box 71331, Philadelphia, PA19176-1331.

Funeral Services

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 10:00-10:50 am at St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville, DE. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00 am.


    Andrea and Tony Rogers lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Penny, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As you gather together to remember and honor your brother, we hope that your happy memories of him will bring you all some peace and comfort at this very sad time. Please accept our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy.
    06/20/2022 02:11 pm
    Cathie Field Lloyd writes,
    Penny, I’m so sorry to hear about your brother. He sounded like a fun and wonderful person. I’m sure you will miss him terribly. I’m praying for you and your whole family. Cathie
    06/20/2022 02:48 pm
    Peggy Siple writes,
    Penny, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. It sounds like he had a really wonderful life. You and your family are in my thoughts. I know this is really a difficult time. Take care.
    06/20/2022 03:24 pm
    Patti Conti and George Shanahan lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Ephie and Alexandra, May the memories of Mike be a source of joy to you both. Praying for God to comfort and strengthen your hearts now and in the days to come.
    06/21/2022 08:29 am
    Jim Donahue lit a candle
    06/21/2022 08:02 pm
    Jim Donahue lit a candle and writes,
    Camp Brisson on the Elk River, Maryland.
    06/21/2022 08:14 pm
    Lynette Carney lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Ephie, My sincere condolences at the passing of your beloved husband. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    06/22/2022 10:05 am
    Mona and Lloyd Carney lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Ephie, We're thinking of you with deepest sympathy and wish you and your family comfort and peace.
    06/22/2022 12:06 pm
    Brien , Peggy and Family lit a candle and writes,
    Remembering all the good times as cousins we had growing up!
    06/23/2022 08:24 am
    Maria and Pepe Barrocas lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Ephie and Alexa, Our sincere condolences for your great loss. Mike was a good man. He has gone home to be with God. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Warmly, Maria and Pepe Barrocas
    06/24/2022 11:45 pm
    Kathy Shea writes,
    Dear Ephie, How shocked and saddened I was to hear of Michael’s passing. My prayers are with you. May the wonderful memories of your life together help to sustain you through this most difficult time.
    06/27/2022 05:31 pm
    Kelly O’Donald writes,
    Ephie, My deepest condolences on Michael’s passing. May your memories keep him alive in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter.
    06/28/2022 07:59 am

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