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 John Joseph Donovan

John Joseph Donovan

Death 14 May 2005 (aged 60)
California, USA
Burial Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section CR1, Row 16, Grave 6
Memorial ID 38540863 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 19 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38540863
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Joseph Donovan (11 May 1945–14 May 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38540863, citing Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by kfpatrick (contributor 46991468) .