A support fund has been created to assist the family of former assistant provost Pat Donohue, who died after jumping off the George Washington Bridge earlier this month.
Donohue worked in the Bonner Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at the College for nine years and was dedicated to serving the community of Trenton. He retired from the College on Wednesday, July 1. He also helped create the Trenton Violence Reduction Strategy two years ago to help teens turn away from lives of crime, according to the New York Daily News.
In lieu of flowers, The Pat Donohue Family Fund has been created to raise money that will go directly to support family and education expenses for his children, Catherine, 16 and Patrick, 20. Donations can also be made to one of Donohue’s favorite charities, an after-school tutoring program for inner-city Trenton youth, GGrant97Ft.Inc.
According to Donohue’s twin brother, Pete, the wake held on Friday, July 17 had an incredible turnout, with a line that stretched for blocks to get inside the Bordentown Home for Funerals. Some people waiting about 2-3 hours to get inside, Pete told The Signal.
Donohue’s funeral was largely attended by about 700-800 people at Sacred Heart Church, according to Pete.