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August 09, 2013
Mr. Donovan, a wonderful, funny, and family oriented person I met a few years ago. I was shocked and saddened with tears when I heard he had passed. My prayers are with the Donovan family, especially Kelly and Lou Mazzulli, and their children Mary and Maggie. My thoughts are with you at this time. Thinking of the fun memories and the good times/laughs. A truly great man is missed by so many. Keeping him in memory, Art will be a legend forever in our hearts.
August 08, 2013
I met Mr. Donovan in the spring of 1983. I had just pulled onto the parking lot of his Valley Country Cub to finalize my decision to have my wedding reception there. I parked my car got out as Mr. Donovan walked towards me. He stopped me and asked me about my car, I was driving a 1970's red corvette with the "T" top out. He asked how I liked the car and commented he'd love to take it for a ride. I offered him my keys....To which he responded "honey if I get in there. I'm not gonna be able to get out." He was a sweet man and a wonderful human being. I know I will miss him as will so many others. Thank you Mr. Donovan for the wonderful memories, stories and your shining example of what a truly beautiful human being is! God bless you and your family.
August 08, 2013
I met Mr Donovan twice, at signings in Annapolis and Forest Hills. He said I reminded him of a fellow Colt player which I thought was really cool. A gracious man with a very sincere way about him. God bless #70 and his family. Rest in peace Art.
August 08, 2013
Rest in Peace Mr. Donovan. Our thoughts are with your family. I had the great pleasure of meeting Art through his daughter Debbie when I worked briefly in Baltimore in the 80's. I had been introduced to him casually one day and then did not see him again until some months later. I was stunned that he remembered my name. I now know that this was one of the fascinating parts of who Art was. He made everyone feel comfortable around him. Part of the business in Baltimore was a fine dining establishment, but there were always cans of Schlitz in the cooler in case he came in. Truly of of the most endearing and genuine people you could have ever hoped to meet. I'm sure he is in heaven having a cold one now. God speed.
August 08, 2013
I met Art when I was a teenager and attended a Philadelphia Warriors/Boston Celtics game in the late 50s. The prelim was a game between the Colts and Eagles. I told my friends that Art was married to my first cousin (cousin-in-law?) and of course they didn't believe it so we went to the exit from the locker room and when Art came out I introduced myself as the son of (John) Dan Sheck (Dottie's uncle and the Philly branch of the family). Not only was he so gracious but he, along with Jim Mutscheller, took us courtside to watch the Warriors/Celtics game up close and personal. Have enjoyed "Fatso" for years and recommend it to anyone who wants to know what football was in the "glory days". A great man. Condolences to the family (many of whom I've unfortunately never met).
August 08, 2013
Very sorry to his family he was a great ambassador to NFL Football and as a human R.I.P Mr Donovan
August 07, 2013
I grew up at 3034 Grand Concourse in the Bronx when Artie's family lived there. Artie went to school with several of my older sisters and older brother. He visited our home many times at family get togethers as he was a good friend of my sister Joan and her husband Jack Murray. When I worked at the New York Athletic Club at age 15 and 16 before entering the U.S. Navy at age 17, Artie's Dad, who was always "Mr Donovan" to me, was kind enough to give me some boxing lessons and training tips in his spare time. always appreciated that. While our paths never crossed again since leaving the Bronx, I have always remembered Artie, his dad who always reminded me of Randolph Scott the Western actor, and his family. Interestingly, my wife's dad, Ulysses J. Bourke also served with Gen. Black Jack Pershing in France (and was his Orderly) as did Artie's Dad. Artie was always proud to say he was from the Bronx and the Bronx was always proud of Artie. May he rest in Christ eternally and may his family know God's peace.
Rev John d'Esterhazy, Sr., McClure, PA 17841
August 07, 2013
May Arts family find peace and comfort by our heavenly father. Psalms 65;2
August 07, 2013
I will continue to play "Yours" on the piano at GBMC in memory of our conversations each Wednesday I am there. Our talks about WWII brought back memories, especially your favorite song of that time, Yours.
RIP, not many like you left.
Andy D
August 07, 2013
Dear Debbie,
Sorry to hear about you dad. Wish I were there to give you a hug and hold you and talk about your wonderful father.

Much Love, Jabo

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