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Richard J. Donagher

November 2, 1938 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 83)

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Obituary


Richard James Donagher, age 83, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Radnor, PA, passed away on November 16, 2021. 

Born 2nd  of November 1938, in Bronx, New York City, NY, Richard was the sole surviving member of his family, preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary (née McGarty) Donagher, his brothers, John Donagher, Thomas Donagher, and sister, Maureen DiSteffeno. 

Richard was a graduate of the Adam Clayton Powell Elementary School and High School in New York City, NY.  He received his B.A. and PhD (History) from Fordham University. 

A college professor of American and European history, Richard taught for 41 years at Rosemont College, beloved by his fellow colleagues and students alike.  He was a life-long educator who took on the many challenges brought by teaching in the classroom setting. Richard took a keen interest in U.S. history, mapping especially the evolution of our democratic process and civic arrangement. He continued teaching classes at Main Line Night School after his retirement from Rosement College, with a special emphasis on teaching the History of the Main Line. These courses were then developed into a popular television series.  Richard was a passionate New York Yankees fan and had an open, yet always respectful, dislike of the Boston Red Socks! 

Richard is survived by his many friends and former students.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation, Friday, December 3, 2021, 11:00 – 11:30 AM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 3300 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA  19073 610-353-6300,  followed by his Memorial Service at 11:30 AM. Service will be recorded and added to the obituary page.  Please check back later on Friday afternoon, December 3rd, to view Service. Interment to be held privately.
 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 3, 2021

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Donohue Funeral Home - Newtown Square
3300 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Memorial Service
Friday
December 3, 2021

11:30 AM
The Donohue Funeral Home - Newtown Square
3300 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Interment Private

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