2016/03/06 - Charlie Donoho - Age 41 yrs - Dundalk, Maryland
Submitted by: Emily Donoho - Parent
Name: Charlie Donoho
State: Maryland, 21222
Date of Passing: 03/06/2016
Date of Birth: 5/30/74
Tell Us About Them:
My dad, Charlie, was a hard working man, with a huge heart, and one courageous personality. He is known for going into anything, with full force all from the heart. And of course being a social butterfly. One legacy he stuck strong to was If he believed, he could. No matter what my dad was going through, it didn't matter to him, what he cared about was seeing others around him happy. He's been through extreme ups and downs in life but always thrived to make it the best he could, being nothing but positive, keeping a huge smile, regardless of the situation.
Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:
My dad struggled most of his life with addiction. But it did not get bad until life threw a series of hardships his way. With no where to turn, and no one to turn to but me, he turned to what was a nightmare something he thought could make him feel good rather then depressed and lonely through his complicated life. But he did not like it. At first he thought there was nothing better then it. But then I realized, he hated what he loved. He hated that it took him over and controlled his life, he hated that he could ever let himself get to that point, he hated that it took him away from all he had, he hated that he needed it. He wanted, and knew he had to get clean, and he pushed, and pushed with never ending hope to do that. He would make it months without, but it always pulled him back. He hated it, and so did I. We never thought it could happen to him, but it ends only two ways. However, he is now clean flying high with others who faced the same struggle.
What Made Them Smile?
Little things would make my dad happy. A sunny day, spending time with loved ones and friends, and being outside doing active things.
What Do You Miss the Most About Them?
I most miss my dads smile, voice, and motivation to always be my best.
If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?
That he did his job as a father, a friend, and son and he left one huge legacy behind in the neighborhood, and most important that I love him.
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