William Donat Houston, Texas , Integrity Funeral Care Memories wall
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I have many memories of Bill that I will always cherish. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Whenever we think of Colgate, we think of you and what a wonderful friend you were to Richard.
I will continue to tell of our Paul Newman story, of our skiing adventures, and most especially of Bill’s life and his work. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. William Donat lived 3 years longer than the average Donat family member when he died at the age of 75. Receive email notifications about memorials you manage. Use the feedback button at the bottom right corner of any page to send us your thoughts. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5.
Katherine and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We spent a very enjoyable afternoon with Bill at our Bronx Science class reunion reminiscing about the old days when we were all so young. I had hoped to contact Bill during my next trip to New York, but fate had other plans. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. As manager of this memorial you can add or update the memorial using the Edit button below.
- Bill and I were good friends at Colgate and I’m fond of relating our week with Paul Newman, neither of us having any idea who Paul Newman was until we got back to school.
- Richard always reminds us that we are at the age when!!!!
- Please accept my deepest condolences on this sad occasion.
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Your suggestions have been submitted and will be reviewed by the memorial manager. Success Stories – Making Connections "Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember the… In 1927, William was 21 years old when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering 3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer’s chief engineer.
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In 1957, by the time he was 50 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard – they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops – the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army – to guard the students and allow them entry. In 1922, at the age of just 15 years old, William was alive when from October 22nd – 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini’s National Fascist Party marched on Rome. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. Please contact Find a Grave at if you need help resetting your password.