Nov. 1, 2004--Noted Newark physician and community leader C. Royer Donoho, 88, of Newark, died Oct. 27 at Wilmington Hospital.
A 1938 graduate of the University of Delaware, he went on to receive his medical degree from Temple University in 1942. After establishing his private general practice in Newark in 1943, Dr. Donoho began a long and prestigious career in the local medical community.
In addition to providing primary care for several generations of families, he achieved distinction in the field of allergy treatment and served for many years in the Section of Allergy, Department of Medicine, at Wilmington Hospital, first as an associate and later as head of the section. He also taught courses in allergy and immunology at Jefferson Medical College.
As a proud alumnus, Dr. Donoho served as the team physician for the University of Delaware varsity football program from 1946-83 and remained an ardent supporter of University of Delaware football throughout his life. As an undergraduate, Dr. Donoho was the Delaware state tennis champion.
His numerous professional affiliations included membership in the American Medical Association and the American Society of Internal Medicine. He was a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, of the American Association for Clinical Immunology and Allergy and of the American College of Allergists.
Dr. Donoho retired from medical practice after 54 years of service.
Dr. Donoho was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Always active, he especially loved the game of golf, scoring two holes-in-one in his career. He enjoyed golfing locally at both the Newark Country Club and the Rehoboth Beach Country Club and also at the Sea Island, Ga., Country Club, where he was a member.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothea Thiel Donoho, in 1991; and by a son, Christopher R. Donoho Jr., in 2002. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Donna Kay Marr Donoho; daughter Mary D. Anderson and her husband, Wayne, of Newark; two stepdaughters, Tamara Ganc and her husband, Nick, of North Wilmington, and Deborah Kucera and her husband, Tom, of Downington, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Joan Donoho, of Rockland; grandchildren, Christopher R. Donoho III and his wife, Erica, of Madison, N.J., Geoffrey E. Donoho and his wife, Linda, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., Lee W. Anderson Jr. and Dorothea Ormsby and her husband, John; one stepgranddaughter; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 1, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 276 South College Ave., Newark. Interment will follow in Head of Christiana Cemetery, Nottingham Road, Newark.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Delaware Chapter, 100 West 10th St., Suite 209, Wilmington, DE 19801; or to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 276 South College Ave., Newark, DE 19711.
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