Rich Donoghue, 71, of Pine Knoll Shores, died Monday, November 25, 2019 at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, November 29, 2019 at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, Atlantic Beach with Rev. Scott Berry presiding. The family will receive friends at the home following the service.
Rich was born January 12, 1948, in Yonkers, NY to William and Dorothy Donoghue. He grew up in Madison, Ct. Mr. Donoghue is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War and he attained the rank of Captain while there. While patrolling over Cambodia, he was shot down and wounded. For his bravery, he received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. As a civilian, he spent 18 years with Eastman Kodak and was director of operation services in the photo finishing division. During his retirement years in Pine Knoll Shores, Rich was a tireless volunteer for the Pine Knoll Shores Volunteer Fire Department and the Pine Knoll Shores Police Department.
He is survived by his wife Jean Worth Donoghue of Pine Knoll Shores, and a brother Ed Donoghue of Salem, NY.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 245, Swansboro, NC 28584.
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