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Edward R. "Sonny" McDonald

July 20, 1933 ~ April 13, 2022 (age 88)


Edward R. “Sonny” McDonald, age 88, longtime resident of Ovid, died at the Hildrebrandt Hospice in Rochester.


Sonny was born in Willard on July 20, 1933, a son of the late Edward and Ella Karlsen McDonald. He proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1951 to 1954, and then served from 1965 to 1980. Upon his Navy retirement, he returned to Ovid to work at Seneca Army Depot. Sonny was a member of the VFW and American Legion Posts in Ovid.


He is survived by his children, Edward T. “Skip” McDonald of Rochester, Barry (Gresa Gostivari) McDonald of Jacksonville, Florida and Joanne (Troy) Yaeger and her children, Alexis and Olivia of Ithaca; and niece & nephew Cindy & Pat Parish.  He was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Joan in 1991, and by his wife, Gloria in 2019; and by his sister, Betty Parish in 2011.


A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:00am on Monday, April 18th, 2022 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Ovid. Kindly consider a donation in Sonny’s memory to: Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes www.pathwayhome.org

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Graveside Service
April 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery (Ovid)

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