Mark Edward Donat



Mark Edward DonatFolder & Obit
November 15, 1962 – March 15, 2020


Surrounded by his family, Mark Edward Donat passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2020 after a brief battle with bladder cancer.

Born to Dr. Paul Edward Donat and Martha Gafford in Oklahoma City on November 15, 1962, Mark graduated from McGuiness High School then went on to further his education through vocational training.

Mark had the privilege of working with his father at Urology Associates beginning in 1989. Following his father’s retirement, he continued his career at Urology Associates which became his family and he worked there until November 2019.

Mark was an active member of Treasures Sunday School Class at Church of the Servant which he attended regularly. He was baptized on June 12, 2016. Mark also occasionally taught Sunday School class which he loved to do.

Mark loved attending family gatherings and social events through Urology Associates and his Sunday School class. He loved traveling, eating, collecting and playing music, playing trivia, and taking care of his cats.

Mark is survived by his mother Anna Donat, sister and brother in law Lauren and Curtis West and their children Finley, Vaughn, Walker and Anna, brother Casey Garrett, his aunt Bobbie Donat, cousins Terry and Tina Donat, Machele Donat-Herr and Harry Herr, Kathy Donat Hatcher and Mike Hatcher and their family, multiple other family member and his feline friend Bristow.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Oklahoma.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 2:00 PM at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Interment will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but feel they should not due to the health environment.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page.  Then click on ‘Videos’ then ‘Live Streams’.

18 thoughts on “Mark Edward Donat”

  1. I am just one of the many many people that loved Mark so much..I had the privilege of working with him for 12 years..We have had lots of fun..I will miss you everyday buddy !!

    1. Anna Donat

      Thank you Joni, you were a great friend to Mark and thank you for helping with his cats. ☺️

  2. As a long-time patient of Urology Associates, I had the pleasure of seeing and speaking to Mark nearly every visit to their office since 1989. His friendly smiling face was always such a delight to see. He will be missed.

  3. Herb and Ellen Anderson

    Anna, we were so very sad to hear of this…. We miss seeing you and Lauren.

  4. Scott and TR

    I will always remember the gentleness and approachability of Mark. No matter where we had our family gatherings he was always a genuine and engaging guy who was quick to share in a joke or tell stories about his fur babies. He was proud of his job and we enjoyed talking to him about his different work routines. I will also always remember when he unselfishly helped me on some my housing maintenance work that i could not accomplish when i was not feeling well. He put on some work clothes, completed the tasks, and then went back to being on vacation and crushing buffalo wings on the deck.

    Rest easy Mark,
    Scott and TR

    1. Anna Donat

      Thank you Scott, that means so much, and I’m so glad you were able to spend time with Mark. Love you both

  5. Carolyn and Bob

    Mark, you are a very dear friend. We were inspired watching your faith grow and your comfort in that faith. We love knowing you are with your Heavenly Father and your earthly Father, Paul.
    Be at peace, surrounded by love forever.

    1. Anna Donat

      Thank you both so much. Mark felt so loved by our class and I love how everyone embraced him and made him feel loved.

  6. I worked with Mark Donat for a while! He always had a smile on his face and was willing to help do most anything that was asked of him! Such a neat guy!! Glad I had the privilege of knowing him! RIP Markie!! Loved ya kiddo!!!

  7. Michael Cookson

    I was proud to help care for Mark and be his surgeon. He was such a great person, and his kindness and bravery were two of his greatest traits. Anna, I know he is with His father and is smiling down on us. I also know he will be missed by all who knew him, and he will be remembered often. My sincere condolences to you, Machelle and your entire family. God Bless you.

    1. Anna Donat

      Thank you so much Dr Cookson. Yes, I am comforted knowing they are together and watching over all of us.
      Thank you for your compassionate personal care for him.

      Anna Donat

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