Anthony Lydell Donato, the son of Pat and Catherine (Cantore) Donato, was born on October 22, 1930, in Schenectady, New York.

On June 26, 1950, Anthony enlisted in the United States Army. He held the rank of Private First Class and served with Headquarters Company, 20th Engineer Brigade. Anthony had completed his training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and was on his way to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, when he was involved in an automobile accident that took his life on November 9, 1952. He is buried in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schenectady, New York.

Sources: The Schenectady Gazette, Find A Grave, Ancestry