It is with great sadness that the family of Kelly Donaho announces his passing on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at the age of 45.

A loving husband, father, and son, Kelly is survived by his wife, Claudia; his sons, Jack and Will; his mother, Marjorie Donaho; and sister Lisa (Joe) West.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Donaho.

Kelly leaves behind a caring extended family, good friends, beloved students, and coworkers.

The family invites everyone to celebrate Kelly’s life at a memorial to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at Heartland Funeral Chapel in Early. A gathering at the Parish Hall of St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church at 1105 Main Avenue in Brownwood will follow.

Kelly was larger than life. possessed of charisma and magnetism that made you feel that you were the most important person in the world to him. You knew that he would give anything for you in time of need. He was a truly singular man who left his mark on everyone he met. He would not want us to grieve his loss but rather remember his humor, his intelligence, world view, courage, compassion, joy for life and always his deep love for everyone.

From Kelly:

An Irish Blessing

May the world rise to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

And rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again.

May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.