It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Francis Donohoe, a longtime industry giant and recent recipient of the MITA Honorary Member Award. He was 70 years old.
Mike was born on July 25, 1949 and was affectionately known as the “Distinguished Clown” because he loved to participate in the annual Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade.
He was a longtime civil engineer for the John Carlo Company after graduating from the University of Detroit, where he was an active member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.
He enjoyed several hobbies outside of work, including traveling and collecting old Lionel train sets. His true passion, however, was golf, as demonstrated by his 38-year membership at the Great Oaks Country Club.
His family was especially important to him, and he will be sorely missed by all of them, including Barbara, his wife of 47 years; his children, Brian (Cathy), Katie Donohoe (Eric Johnson), and Bridget Coleman (Shawn); his grandchildren, Claire, Jack, Henry, Charlie, Lindsey, Max and Cooper; and his siblings, Terry, Denise, Maureen and the late Coletta.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial tributes may be made in Mike’s honor to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
To read the full obituary, click here.
MITA wishes to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mike Donohoe during this difficult time.
Click here to see Mike Donohoe’s Honorary Member Video from the 2020 MITA Annual Conference.