Donna 75, passed away on Thursday, September 3 at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, AZ.
Donna was born February 28, 1945 to Abe and Jeanette Goldberg in Bronx, NY. Attended Bayside High School in Queens graduating in 1963 and went on to marry Jerry Mann in 1964 having two sons, Wayne and Russell.
Donna enjoyed reading, needlepoint, painting, spending time with her family and going to the casino or having a wonderful tea date with her friends.
She was a business owner of Puff n’Stuff in the APS Building and 5 Blocks East Lobby Shop in the Arizona Center… Both located downtown Phoenix. She also worked for the Phoenix School District and Laura Turner Homes.
Those left to honor Donna’s memory are her two sons- Russell Mann from Phoenix, AZ; Wayne (Jenny) Mann and granddaughters Morgan & Madison Mann from Newton, IA. Brother- Larry (Marsha) Goldberg from Hartford, CT and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Also Stacey Diamant-Romano and Michaelyn Diamant-Jayo who Donna considered like her own daughters.
Donna wished to be a organ donor and was able to help many lives with this selfless gift.
As per her request, no funeral services will be held but memorial donations to celebrate her life and love for animals can be made in her name to the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA at www.aawl.org/content/tribute-and-memorial-gifts.
Condolences can be sent to the funeral home and will be forwarded on to her family. A family burial will be set for a later date.