PRINCETON — Jon Patrick Donnelly, 54, of Princeton, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

He was born March 13, 1963 in Princeton to Harry and Gretchen Donnelly.

He moved from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California in the 1980s and started driving a tow truck. He then proceeded to find himself in the movie industry and was in the Screen Actors Guild union for many years. He participated in several commercials and movies. Later, he enjoyed tinkering with cars.

John was a very funny guy and loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed his cars and spending time with family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his long-time companion of 30 plus years, Susan Wakamatsu and their dog Lola. Also surviving are brothers, Christopher Donnelly of Princeton, Jesse Donnelly (Nanette) of Valencia, California; a sister, Gwendolyn Prancipato (Ernest) of Lowell, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Grace Mason.

Funeral service is at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton. Visitation is from 4 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home. There will be no burial.

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