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To the Donaldson Family, We remember your Dad and Mom fondly. Your Dad was so helpful and generous to us - inviting our Father to Xmas dinners and helping to take care of 10 King Fisher when he passed. Your Mom was so genuine and real. I used to love talking to her. AIP has really lost two beautiful people but were certainly graced with their presence. Sincere condolences from the Voll Family, Larraine Morris
I will miss his kind face and manner...
So sorry to hear of Alan's passing. He and his wife Joan were very welcoming to my husband and I when we first moved to Amelia. He will be missed. Our condolences to the family.
Hi Pat, My condolences to you and your family.
Erna Harris and Kathy Deely
To the extended Donaldson family....our sympathy and prayers are with you all.
Alan E. Donaldson
Alan E. Donaldson passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving family on December 5th. He was born in Morristown, NJ on May 1st, 1927. He was the only child of his parents Robert and Edith. Alan graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory School before enlisting in the Army Air Force in 1944. He served honorably as a motorcycle escort squad corporal before graduating from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1950. He met the love of his life Joan Slattery during a cruise to Bermuda and they married in 1953. Alan and Joan started their life together in Prairie Village, KS. During their years there, the couple was blessed with twin daughters, Mary Joan and Kathleen, as well as Patricia. Sons Robert and Andrew completed Alan's beloved family just a few years later. Alan and his family settled on the Jersey Shore where they lived happily for 25 years.
Alan enjoyed a long and successful career, primarily with Union Carbide Corp. as a product manager and regional sales manager. After Alan retired, the couple moved to Amelia Island, FL where he enjoyed fishing and golfing. His dedication to service led him to start a long association with Habitat for Humanity. He also started a successful recycling business as part of his dedication to the environment and sustainability.
Alan served on the board of the Amelia Plantation Chapel. He was active as a building manager and was a key member of the team that provided streaming services to the congregation. His life was guided by his unwavering faith.
In 2019, the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach named Alan as one of their Volunteers of the Year for his work with The Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County Foundation. He was the organization's chief writer for all external articles and announcements. He was an active contributor to the Letters to the Editor section of both the Fernandina News-Leader and the Florida Times-Union.
Alan is preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Joan. He is survived and will be missed by his five devoted children and their spouses, his six beloved grandchildren, four thriving great-grandchildren, and a grateful Amelia Island community.
A visitation with the family will be held at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach on Friday, December 9th, 2022, at 2:00 PM followed by a memorial service in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard beginning at 3:00 PM. chapel. Interment will be private. Rather than flowers, the family would be grateful for donations, made in his memory, to the Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County.