Post Office To Be Named In Honor of Slain Ohio Letter Carrier

Press Release issued by the office of Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s (D-Oh)

Washington, Jul 14 –

Today the House of Representatives unanimously approved Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s (D-OH) legislation to rename the Post Office at 13301 Smith Road in Cleveland, Ohio as the David John Donafee Post Office Building in honor of Mr. Donafee, a public servant who was struck by a car and killed on February 14, 2008.

“David served Northeast Ohio as a postal carrier for 14 years. Coworkers knew David for his geniality and positive spirit, sense of humor, and willingness to go out of his way for anyone. I am proud to lead the effort to honor his service to our community.”

David John Donafee was a lifelong Northeast Ohioan who committed his life to family and community. David was born and raised in Brook Park, Ohio and graduated from Polaris High School in Berea. He was well-known in the local hockey community for his support of and involvement in his sons’ youth hockey league. He announced and scored the games, and was the “heart of all the teams,” according his wife, Sandi.

“On February 14, 2008–Valentine’s Day–David was walking his route in Parma Heights, Ohio, like any other day, when he was struck by a car and killed. His tragic death resounded in the community and with his coworkers. I mourn the loss of this honorable man, and my sympathy goes out to his family and friends,” said Kucinich.

“Mr. Donafee is deserving of our honor and praise,” added Kucinich.