Howard J. Donnalley

LISBON – Howard J. Donnalley, 78, West Pine Street, died at 3:07 p.m. Thursday in the emergency room at Salem Community Hospital following a recent illness.

Mr. Donnalley was born Nov. 2, 1934 in Lisbon, a son of the late Elmer and Hazel P. (Lightner) Donnalley and had lived his entire life in the Lisbon area.

He worked as a highlift operator for 38 years at the former Kaiser Refractories and then National Refractories, until his retirement in 2000.

He served in the U.S. Army during peacetime.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Reynolds) Donnalley, whom he married, May 25, 1963; daughters, Tammy Donnalley of Lisbon, Tracy (Sam) Adams of Salem and Lori Donnalley of Lisbon; sisters, Janice (Gene) Exline of Lisbon and Linda Holland of Salem; three granddaughters and two great granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Lisbon Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6pm to 8pm, Monday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Friends may also view Howard’s memorial webpage and send condolences online at