Jack Thomas Donahoo, age 67, died at his home in Roanoke, Virginia on November 26, 2014.
Born October 23, 1947 in Coshocton, Ohio, he moved to Columbus, Ohio after graduating from Coshocton High School in 1965. He lived in Columbus for more than four decades before moving to Roanoke in 2009.
He loved his family, friends, trips to Las Vegas, and Ohio State Buckeyes football, but not always in that order. He taught his children the value of good friends and a great story.
He is survived by son Sean Thomas (Jodie) Donahoo of Tampa, Florida, daughter Shannon Margaret Allie of Roanoke, and grandchildren Chloe Elizabeth and Marc Thomas Donahoo of Tampa. Jack was preceded by parents Thomas A. and Martha Rogers Donahoo.
A memorial service will be held in the spring in his hometown of Coshocton, Ohio, where his remains will be returned to rest next to his parents. Memorial donations can be made to the family’s beloved Coshocton Public Library, 655 Main Street, Coshocton, OH 43812.Send Flowers
I only knew Jack from the internet but have seen him and the grandkids photos. He was a true gentleman in all aspects and was kind to all who interacted with him.
I feel like I (and the world) have lost a close friend. Best wishes to his family.
He will be sorely missed!
Our Deepest Sympathy. Love and prayers
My deepest sympathies to Jack’s family. He’s been around the Las Vegas forums a long time and he’s going to be missed. Had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times in Las Vegas for a couple of forum meets. What a nice man he was. So very sorry for your loss.
My condolences to the family and friends of Jack. He was an important part of our website LasVegas4ever and posted daily. He loved Las Vegas and our group. The board won’t be the same without him.
Jack, you will be missed. You were a wonderful man, and it was a pleasure knowing you and sharing your love of Las Vegas. I will always appreciate you being my “date” to one of our group meets. Rest well, my friend. Love, HM
My deepest sympathy to Jack”s family. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Jack in person, I felt he was a good friend via a Vegas board. He always spoke so highly of his two children, extended family, his grandchildren, and his good friends. Jack will certainly be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with Jack’s family. I am so thankful we were able to get together in Vegas in October for breakfast. A true gentlemen who will be missed by his many friends on Las Vegas 4 Ever.
My sincere condolences to Jack’s family and friends. I know Jack from the LasVegas4Ever forum and met him at one of the board meets in Vegas. A great guy who will be missed.
I’am sorry for your loss.
I’am a member of the LasVegas4ever board where Jack posted. I was sadden to hear of Jacks passing.I had the pleasure of meeting Jack three times at L.V.4ever meets in Las Vegas. I always enjoyed being in his company but I knew Jack best from his many posts on the board.Quick with a comment and insightful with his opinions. He will be missed.
Sending my deep sympathy for the family, on Jack’s sudden passing.
I recall the times I met Jack in Las Vegas, after he dug up a few of his soup cans from the backyard, and made the trip to one of his favourite places.
He had so many happy days (and yes, frustrating ones, as any game player does) there. I will see him every time I pass certain Video Poker machines in Harrah’s and at the RIO, or when I sit down to enjoy my next meal at the All American Grill. I spoke to him just before his last trip, via email, when he asked about various changes at the RIO.
Those of us who knew him as Jackincols, when he was at home and posting on the LasVegas4Ever boards, remember him as a caring, informative and humour-loving friend. He positively glowed, right across cyberspace, when he spoke of his beloved grandbabies..
A true gentleman in every sense of the word, Jack will be missed by many friends that you have never met, but who will keep his memory alive, because he touched them in some way.
With a heavy heart, I wish you peace and healing…
I am very sorry to hear the news about Jack. I had the pleasure of meeting Jack at at least two of the Meet and Greets in Las Vegas. He seemed like such a nice man with a great sense of humor! I loved reading his posts on the message board.
I was sorry to hear of Jacks passing. He was definitely one of the good guys. His was a positive influence in the world and he will be missed very much.
So very sorry to hear of Jacks passing. Our condolences to all his family and friends. He was a great guy and will be truely missed by all. Hubby and I had the great pleasure to meet him only once in of course Las Vegas at one of the meets but we have “chatted” ever since. I will miss that. RIP Jack
A very special man has passed away. Jack loved his children, grandchildren and extended family in Columbus. You were always first in his heart. Jack was articulate and offered his insightful opinions on the boards. Las Vegas has lost one of its biggest fans. I was lucky enough to meet with him a few times and chat lots online.
Jack, you were respected and will be missed. Rest in peace.
My condolences to Jack’s family, on your loss. Jack will be sorely missed on the Vegas board and facebook.
Very sad news for all of Jack’s online friends. I just had an exchange with him on the Vegas4Ever board about my diabetes. He was a treasure, a resource, and a good humored friend to all of us there. I’ll miss his MyVegas play as well. He got a good bit of fun (and frustration) out of that game and his activity helped many of us have the chips to win free nights or food in Vegas. We could always count on him to share both his insights and his winnings. He’ll be missed.
He was a dear “board” friend for both my husband and I, knew him for years and every time we talked, he was the sweetest person ever, I truly am very sad and will miss him very much. Love you Jack!
I’m another one of Jack’s friends from the Lasvegas4ever board – as you might see by now there are many of us. Whether we met him in person or not, we cared about him. He was one of the pillars of our caring online neighborhood, and will be missed by all, and never forgotten. So sorry for your family’s loss.
I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Jack in person, but I surely felt like I knew him from his postings on LasVegas4Ever. He was always so proud to see his grandchildren and would share those trips with us. I know he will be sorely missed by his family and certainly he will be missed by his LV4E family.
Jack’s strong presence on the Las Vegas Boards will be missed. I enjoyed reading his daily comments and stories, he was very entertaining and knowledgeable.
My sympathies go out to all who loved and knew him.
May Jack Rest in Peace and be among Angels.
Loved reading all of Jack’s posts on LV4E. Just a cool guy in so many ways. My condolences to his family and friends.
Jack will be sadly missed on the LasVegas4Ever forums. He was a real gentleman and loved all the Las Vegas chat. My condolences to his family.
I am another member of LasVegas4ever message board, and enjoyed talking with Jack so very much. He was such a nice man and knew so much about Vegas and so many other things. I never met him in person but was hoping too one of our next trips to Vegas. The world lost a wonderful man. My prayers go out to his family and friends.
Never had the pleasure to met Jack in person but really enjoyed his post about Las Vegas. He will be missed. Prayers for his family and friends.
So sorry to read of the passing of Jack.When asked if he had a favorite trip to Las Vegas Jack was quick to reply Yes the year my children joined me there. He held those memories close to his heart.He just adored his grandchildren and was such a proud grand pop.Jack you will be missed.
My deepest sympathy on the loss of Jack. We never met in person but talked frequently on the LV4Ever message board. Jack was a wealth of knowledge on the subject of Vegas, and he loved sharing his stories and ideas. He will be greatly missed in his little Vegas community and by me personally.
I first “met” Jack on Vegas chat boards. Thankfully I also was able to meet Jack in the flesh in LV on two occasions. We had several things in common and talked a number of times on the board and in private IM. My heart goes out to his children and grandkids whom I know he loved very much. If you happen to find a bag of horse “apples” at his place they are from me. RIP my friend.
My deepest condolences to the Donahoo family. I had the pleasure meeting Jack in person a couple of times and kept in touch. I adored Jack for so many reasons, he was always sincere and spoke his mind. Jack Donahoo you are missed and so well thought of as well as loved. RIP dear Jack.
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. Although we all knew he was in poor health we thought he would go on forever. We met Jack many times at meets over the years, shared a few meals with him and thought very highly of him. You will be missed, Jack. The two things he loved most in life were his family and Las Vegas. Sincere condolence to all of you.
Nancy and Jeff