Bennett Donalds, aged 59, a long-time resident of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and most recent resident of Barnegat, New Jersey, passed away suddenly on May 20, 2021. Born in 1961 to the late Howard Donalds and Elinor Schocket, Bennett was born, raised and lived in the state he loved.
After graduating from Curry College with a degree in restaurant management, Bennett spent his entire career in the restaurant business that he so adored.
Bennett had a zest for life. He and Linda Degenhartdt, the love of his life, enjoyed traveling and socializing with friends and family.
Bennett was very philanthropic. He and Linda, with the help and support of family and friends, sponsored an annual tricky tray to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation, raising enough donations for many children to have their wish come true.
Bennett is survived by his sister Beth Donalds and her husband Howard Williams, his sister Eileen Levin and her husband Leonard Levin; and loving nieces Robin Karp and Amy Both and nephew David Levin.
The funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM at The Chapel at the Sanctuary of Abraham & Sarah Mausoleum in the Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ. Repast to follow.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Make A Wish Foundation.
The family will be sitting shiva at 61 Colfax Drive, Ringwood NJ on Monday-Wednesday, May 24-26, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm…in person as well as virtually.