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Donna Scarsdale (Mankovich)

This is one of the saddest Obituary I have had to post.  Donna and I dated in Senior Year,,  Donna was a special girl, kind, sweet, and caring.  She was an imporant part of The Class of 1962 of Park Ridge High School.  

The following is the Obituary.  I am sorry that I juts found out but hope you can all honor her.  

Donna S. Mankovich

Donna S. Mankovich (nee Scarsdale) of Montvale, NJ passed away peacefully at home in the presence of her sister Susan, brother Peter and her caregiver, Mery on Friday, July 6, 2018. She was 73 years old.

She is predeceased by her parents Robert and Jane Scarsdale.Donna is survived by her sister Susan and her partner, Buck Mallan, her brother Peter and their children Chris Herman his wife Irvena and daughter Sabrina, Becky Herman and her wife Lennon Barnica, their children Lyle Dean and Tristan Josehpine, Kelly Thomas and her partner Vernon Gano and their children Aaron, Jake, Carson and Ty and Melissa Rhodes and her husband Michael Rhodes and her beloved dog Janey.

Donna was a beloved first and second grade teacher for 39 years at Emerson Memorial School, Emerson, NJ. She was a champion for those in need, always organizing fundraisers and benefits to make life better for all. She was recognized for her above and beyond teaching abilities by having been awarded the Governor's Teacher of the Year Award.

Visitation 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Funeral Service at 10 AM on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Inc., 155 Kinderkamack Road, Park Ridge, NJ. followed by interment in Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

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07/12/18 06:53 AM #1    

Joseph Tomanelli

Donna was such an important part of our class. She aloways did so much for our class and was held in high esteem.  We dated in our Senior year, so I am deeply saddened.  

Donna worked on all our High School Reunions.  I am sure she is planning a High Shool Reuinion right now, and it will be a great one.

07/12/18 09:26 PM #2    

Florence Lemanski (Cunningham)

So sorry to hear this news. 

We worked together on the last reunion.

My condolences to her family.

She was a good friend and will be missed.

Rest In Peace dear friend.❤️

Love, Flossie

07/13/18 11:11 AM #3    

Sandra Floss (Mealia)

I was so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. She was a great friend and I have many great memories of our fun times together. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Rest in peace


07/18/18 11:24 PM #4    

Brant Gaede

Donna sounds like I should have stayed in New Jersey and gotten to have known her better.

A special person.


07/19/18 01:47 PM #5    

Robert Carberry

A gentle soul. Rest in peace Donna. A pleasure to have known you.


07/20/18 12:05 PM #6    

Thomas Lyons

Donna and I were friends throughout highschool and afterwards although we didn't see each other with much frequency I did take the photos of her wedding when she asked and they did turn out as nonprofessional as I was, but she was pleased enough. My most vivid memory of her was when we all put those plays on (Ask Any Girl" comes to mind) through out our last years at PRHS she was always there to help and contribute. She still will be.




07/27/18 08:24 PM #7    

Wayne Rivera

Joe, thank you for your expert handling of the the cass website.

Donna was a very special person and is fondly remembered by all of her classmates.

Requiecat in pace.


09/10/18 05:22 PM #8    

Joseph Tomanelli

Happy Birthday, Donna.  You are missed.  We shared the same birthday so I cannot celebrate without thinking of you, too.   I hope you're preparing a High School Reunion for us in Heaven.

09/10/18 07:48 PM #9    

M. Reilly (Zoda)

I was very sorry to hear of Donna's passing!  She was an active and vibrant part of the class of '62.

If I may echo Wayne, REQUIESCAT IN PACE Donna, from a life well lived.

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