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John Joseph Donovan
Birth: May 11, 1945, USA
Death: May 14, 2005
California, USA

Donovan, John Joseph
John Joseph Donovan, 60, of Petersburg, Va., died in May 2005, while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern California. His remains were recovered June 4, 2006. John was an avid hiker, an active member of the Old Dominion and Tidewater Appalachian Trail Clubs and had just retired from 20 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Central State Hospital.

John served 15 years in the United States Navy and earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in social work at Norfolk State University.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen F. Donovan; and is survived by his aunt, Catherine F. Barlow; Catherine's five children, and many friends and co-workers. John had a deep faith, a caring heart and will be remembered for his generous laughter.

A memorial service and interment will be July 11, 3 p.m., at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, Va. John's friends and family request memorial donations be made to the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit, 43950 Acacia St., Hemet, Calif. 92544 or to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1503 Michael Rd., Richmond, Va. 23239.
 
 
Note: Rank AZC/Branch USN
 
Burial:
Virginia Veterans Cemetery
Amelia Court House
Amelia County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section CR1, Row 16, Grave 6
 
Created by: kfrenfro
Record added: Jun 19, 2009
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Your story brought me to tears, I can't imagine what you went through the last moments of your life, I wish help could have gotten there for you. But if so, then Brandon and Gina wouldn't have made it.. It's strange how things sort of happen for a reason....(Read more)
- Ellie Vazquez
 Added: May. 24, 2014
Thinking of you, John. Forever thankful, forever grateful.--Gina
- Gina
 Added: May. 8, 2014
I saw the " I should not be alive" this morning and it just brought me to tears. Thank you for confirming to me that nothing is random. Everything is connected. Thank you for the matches you left for Gina and Brandon. I l8ve you for that. You rest with my...(Read more)
- Mpho Dondolo
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014
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