In Memory

Donna Allen (Uranowski)

Donna Allen Uranowski August 27, 1953 - July 2, 2016 San Diego
Donna passed away from complications caused by the disease Amyloidosis, a terrible disease with no known cure, and far to little research.Donna was born in Cleveland, OH. and moved to Butler, PA. near Pittsburgh, where her dad, Fred, worked for the VA, and mom, Alice, tended to the family. Donna loved growing up in Butler and was a life-long Steelers fan, but the family was ecstatic when the VA transferred Fred to San Diego.
Donna loved San Diego from her first day to her last. She spent her entire working life in the Medical/Pharmaceutical industries, at one time holding down 3 jobs at once. She started at Scripps Memorial Hosp., and retired from Janssen Pharmaceutical last September.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Fred & Alice. Survivors are her husband of 37 years, Neil; siblings, Patty, David, Christine, John, & Julie; niece, Alexis; nephews, Jason, Tyler, & Eric.; cats Beezlee & Joe. The family wants to thank the scores of friends and colleagues whose cards & emails lifted Donna's spirits immeasurably during her final weeks.
Donna wanted no memorial service, but a celebration of her life will take place at a later date. Because Donna was deeply involved in spreading awareness regarding Amyloidosis, anyone caring to make a donation in her name, can do so to the Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 N. Main St. #2, Clarkston, MI. 48346.Since Donna never tooted her own horn, we won't do so either, but will repeat what a dear friend said about Donna, "She did all the right things, for all the right reasons".Donna will now be listening to the "Rolling Stones" for eternity.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on July 10, 2016

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08/29/16 11:15 AM #1    

Marie Werner (Rhodes)

I will miss you forever my dear friend!  Love & kisses to you!

08/29/16 12:15 PM #2    

Suzan Convery (Draper)

I am sorry to hear that Donna has passed and it was wonderful to read about her.  God bless her and her family.

Sue Convery

08/29/16 12:49 PM #3    

Kathy Brandon (Rogerson)

Sending my deepest sympathy to Donna's family. I will always remember Donna's wonderful laugh and great sense of humor. One couldn't help but be happy when she was around. Donna and I were in the same driver's education car with Mr. Parisi (as our birthdays were close together). I will never forget our first day out in the car. Donna took over the wheel once we turned off Route 8 South at Renfrew Road. One the first sharp bend, Donna threw her hands up in the air and screamed!!! We were lucky Mr. Parisi didn't have a heart attack!!! Rest in Peace my dear friend. I will always remember you with a smile ❤️

08/29/16 08:18 PM #4    

Bonnie (Bonita) Bacher (Martin)

Donna was always smiling and happy - true.  But she was also was a very kind and compassionate friend. She loved life and would want each of us to realize what a great gift each day is and take advantage of every moment. God Bless you Donna. To Donna's family, I am so sorry for your loss. 



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