Howard Donnalley

LISBON – Howard J. Donnalley, 78, West Pine Street, passed away unexpectedly at 3:07 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 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.

Howard worked as a highlift operator for 38 years at the former Kaiser Refractories and then National Refractories until his retirement in 2000. He was also an avid bowler and enjoyed woodworking.

Howard also served as a member of 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; granddaughters Ashley Adams, Nicole Devine and Alexis Adams, all of Salem; great granddaughters Audrina and Paisley Devine, both of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer, Jack and Harold Donnalley.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors will follow in Lisbon Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. 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