A former government bond trader/broker, John spent 25 years on the trading floors. After the Chicago derivatives business began migrating to electronic trading, he decided to make a career change.
He earned his real estate broker license in 2012 and joined Conlon Real Estate. This was an easy decision for him, as both his parents were realtors in Hinsdale where he was raised.
Early Life and Education
John grew up in St Louis, Missouri, and attended college at the University of Notre Dame. He was a sports enthusiast who loved cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals.
When he first appeared on the show, he was a teacher at Weatherfield High School and had an affair with his 16-year-old student Rosie Webster. His naiveté soon led to his downfall.
He subsequently stole the identity of his colleague Colin Fishwick, who was moving to Canada. When unstable Charlotte Hoyle discovered this, she blackmailed him into murdering her. He then covered her death by dumping her body on a tram accident down the road. This was the only real crime he committed during his stint on the Street. Despite his crimes, he was able to gain the trust of the residents and a few lovers.
Professionally, John Donatelli is a former professional ice hockey player who has been a head coach for several years. He has led the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a record of 154-94-20-9 in his career and earned three Calder Cup Playoff appearances.
He was drafted in the fifth round, 98th overall, in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. He also spent three seasons with Boston University and played internationally for the U.S. national team, including the 1988 and 1992 Olympics.
After retiring from the NHL, Donatelli went on to become an executive at HP where he served as an executive vice president and general manager of the company’s Enterprise Group. He was later promoted to the position of Yingling Aviation’s Regional Sales Manager where he is responsible for day-to-day management of flight training activities.
Achievements and Honors
John Donnelly was an accomplished golfer who loved to share his passion for the game with others. He was also an outstanding philanthropist. He devoted his time and energy to a number of causes, including fighting cancer. He was also a board member of Independence Mission Schools, an organization that helps educate children in economically challenged communities. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by Pope Francis for his work on behalf of the mission.
He was also a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Donnelly; sons John, Michael, and Mary Marchese; and daughter Victoria McCue. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren. He was a great friend to many and will be missed by his family and friends.
John is the lead for SCAPE’s Technical Team and works across the practice to ensure that projects are developed with a sound technical underpinning from the earliest project phases through documentation and construction. He has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning and Design from Rutgers University.
He is the husband of Nancy Donnelly and the father of Mark E. Donnelli and Jill R. Donnelli-Hu. He also has a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut chapter of AIA. He is also a former Navy aviator. He lives in Rye, New York and spends his winters in Jupiter, Florida with his family. He is a lifelong animal lover and enjoyed all of his pets.
John Donnelly is an Irish hurler who plays for Kilkenny Intermediate Championship club Thomastown and at inter-county level with the Kilkenny senior hurling team. He usually lines out as a centre-forward.
Donnelly is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million to $5 million. His primary source of income is from his career as a Rower.
In the world of baseball, a pro player’s pay can range widely, with some players making $25 million or more per year.
Several of the top lawmakers on Capitol Hill are leaving their positions next year. Some will move into private business. Others are set to make a run at the White House.