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Richard Donahue Obituary

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Richard Donahue

Whitefish, Montana

June 16, 1955 - July 4, 2022

Richard Donahue Obituary

Whitefish Legend Richard “Rick” Donahue, 67, passed in Whitefish on July 4, 2022, after a 15-year courageous battle with diabetes.

Born June 16, 1955, he lived his entire life in Whitefish, graduating from Whitefish High School in 1973. He had a lifelong career as a PGA Golf professional player and instructor.

Rick served 25 years for the Whitefish Winter Carnival, 22 as Herald the Hark and in 2009 was King Ullr-L of the Carnival. Rick was a first-class musician, playing first chair trumpet at Whitefish High School and the University of Montana. Rick would attract dozens of people just walking into downtown Whitefish from his Mill Avenue home.

Visit the website RickDonahue.com (for full bio, photos), and hear his famous Herald the Hark Trumpet theme!

Special thanks for the staff at Mountain View Manor, being there for Rick when he needed them, and to Austin Funeral Home.

A celebration of life and ash spreading will be held by Rick’s close friends soon.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Richard Donahue hosted by Austin Funeral and Cremation Services.

Whitefish Legend Richard “Rick” Donahue, 67, passed in Whitefish on July 4, 2022, after a 15-year courageous battle with diabetes.

Born June 16, 1955, he lived his entire life in Whitefish, graduating from Whitefish High School in 1973. He had a lifelong career as a PGA Golf professional player and instructor.

Rick served 25 years for the Whitefish Winter Carnival, 22 as Herald the Hark and in 2009 was King Ullr-L of the Carnival. Rick was a first-class musician, playing first chair trumpet at Whitefish High School and the University of Montana. Rick would attract dozens of people just walking into downtown Whitefish from his Mill Avenue home.

Visit the website RickDonahue.com (for full bio, photos), and hear his famous Herald the Hark Trumpet theme!

Special thanks for the staff at Mountain View Manor, being there for Rick when he needed them, and to Austin Funeral Home.

A celebration of life and ash spreading will be held by Rick’s close friends soon.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Richard Donahue hosted by Austin Funeral and Cremation Services.

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