Your birthday was a beautiful but very sad day...miss you..Sis
I was so shocked today, learning of Jimmy's passing. He was such a great friend, I felt like I knew his family through him and the pictures he sent and the stories he told. He loved his children, Lori, Mary and Jimmy. The love's of his life Stephanie,Bella,Nick,Sophia and Makenna. And Sue. My heart goes out to all of you. No matter what he was going through he was always smiling and full of fun. I will miss him terribly.
God Bless all of you, I know he is watching over everyone.
Jim was a Friend Forever.
Thinking about you dad! I miss you so much! So many little things I would love to share with you just to hear you laugh! You use to love all the little things about my kids that I do!! Miss sharing it with you! Watch over us dad!
Not a day goes by that I don't feel empty inside. I big piece of me is missing and I hate every second of it. I don't even want May to come because I can't imagine walking across that stage without you in the stands. Gramps, I miss you more than you know and I hope you are having a great time where you are. I love you Grandpa.
So so sad to hear of your loss .. you're in my thoughts <3
Sandy, Danny, Patty & Michael...so sorry to hear about Jimmer. I have lots of memories of being at your house while growing up and Jimmer was always a really nice guy. Cathy (Frawley) Carpenter, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.
how does a sister say goodbye to a brother...she doesn't...she says "one day at a time Jimmer, one day at a time"...I will miss you and love you forever!
Uncle Jimmer,,,,It makes me sad that we all had to get together to say good bye to you. You were definitely one of a kind. And trust me, there will never be another "Jimmer". No one could ever fill your shoes. I am so blessed that you were in my life, and was "MY FAMILY". I couldn't be more proud to be your niece. You took good care of my momma,,,and I appreciate you so much for that. If I could ask for one more favor, please keep an eye on her, and talk to "you know Who", to get PC through this difficult time. I love you,,,"time to bounce"
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Jimmer had a personality like none other and a special way of making everyone laugh. You were always glad to see him...always happy when he stopped by. Jimmer left us all with so many wonderful memories, mostly memories of playing ball at McKinnon Park and fishing at Brick Pond. The boys from McKinnon Park were like a fraternity and "every crazy day brought something new to do"! Jimmer loved to pin nicknames on us: Felix (Mike Morrell), Mel (Billy Glynn), Dinger (Danny Hoodak) and Bebes (Me). My sincere sympathies to Sue and the Donovan Family. Jimmer was the absolute best!!!
To Sue and family ......our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Jim will be missed so much by his Florida friends, his fantastic personality touched us all, we will miss him especially on the shuffleboard court and the fun times we shared.
Tony and Barbara Grimaldi, Brampton, Ontario Canada
To the Donovan Family,
Very sorry to hear of Jimmer's passing. He was a great guy.
To the Donovan Family, I am so sorry for the tragic loss of Jimmer. I will miss seeing him at Sam"s Club. He always took the time to say hello to me. My prayers are with you as you mourn such a great loss in your family. God bless each of you. Love, Patricia (Robertson) Mawhir
My condolences to all the Donovan Family. God Bless !
Mary & family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim was a great man who shared many valuable life lessons with me that I now share with my children. I am so sorry for your loss.
Dan and family
So very sorry for your loss.
Mary, Laurie and families,
Very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Wishing your happy memories give you all comfort soon!
PS Stephanie your Grandpa will definitely be with you when you cross the graduation stage and I am sure be Very Proud!!!
Tricia Huten and family
Jim, I always figured it would be me that went out like this not you. It has been many years since we were neighbors on Sunset Circle. I know that we will meet again in a far better place. Rest in peace brother till we meet again.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all so sorry that this happened. Jim was a wonderful grandfather and father. My prayers are with you all.
To everyone....please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your memories of Jimmer help get you thru this sad time....God Bless.
To Donovan family and Sue: we all lost a little bit with Jimmer's passing. He was one-of-a-kind...great sense of humor and smile. God Bless Jim and his family.
I give my condolances to Jimmer's family.I thank you so much for being a great friend to me Jimmer when we worked together at Coca-Cola. God bless to the family and to you Jimmer, till we see each other when I come home. Love ya Brother. Sparky Belanger Sr.
Dear Danny & family,
My sincerest condolences. Remember having many good times with Jimmy. Last time I talked with Jimmy, he was having fun with his grandkids fishing at Eldridge Lake. Kids weren't catching any fish, but they were having a great time! Everyone that Jimmy met, Jimmy had a way of making them feel special. Glad to have called him friend. God bless.
To the Donovan Family
I was so saddened when I heard the news. My prayers and thoughts are with you to have the strength & courage you will need to get through this difficult time. It was great to see Jimmer when Kelly, Mik & I visited Elmira. He was always witty, full of life and vigor. He loved his family and friends. It was a privilege to have known him & to have the memories to remember him.
Rest in peace Jimmer
Ed Allison (Nephew in Law)
To the Donovan family,
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
Dear Sue. Sorry for your loss. He was always nice & polite when delivering flowers to our funeral home. He was a great man!!
I was very shocked to hear about my cousin's death. I have not seen the "Donovan boys" in 35 years, but when I would come to NY my day Roy would always take me to see Aunt Elma. She had the latest scope on everyone. With sincere sympathy to all the Donovan family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
After creating a 53 slide slideshow, for my grandfathers gathering today,I can honestly say it could have been a million slides long. Grandpa, you lived one heck of a life and you touched so many people. I could not be more thankful to be able to call you my grandfather. My life will never be the same without you. I will miss those all CAPS text messages you would send me and the phone calls. I got my "smarts" from you and I cannot believe I will be graduating without you standing in the crowd. I know you will be with me though and you better believe I am still going to graduate. Well I walk across that stage, you better be walking right beside me!!!
I love you so much gramps. Thank you for all the memories, love and laughs <3
We love you Uncle Jimmer!
Laurie,Brent, Bella, Sophie and Linda, we are so very sorry for your loss. Laurie, it was always a pleasure to see your dad at school. I could always feel his love for life and his precious girls. What a great dad and Grandpa! Our prayers and with you at this time. The DeGuire Family
Jimmer - it's freakin cold here in wisconsin. i opened up the door tonight and looked into the night sky. There were hundreds of stars. Perhaps they are not just stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us. Are you there watching over us?? I hope you are at peace and shining your light down upon us... With love, Kathy
to the donovan family...we are so sad to hear of the loss of your husband,father,grandfather,great guy and childhood friend of ours...my husband and jimmer went in the service the same day 1967 fort dix ...i lived on matthews st. and went to the same church as the donovan kids...he was a buddy to everyone... he will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him ....may god bless you all and help you through this hard time...
My memories are that of playing softball with Jimmer and the great sense of humor he always possessed. He took great delight when I was broadcasting a Pioneer's game and said over the air he was the greatest hitter I ever saw, even during my 8 years in professional baseball. May the Donovan family keep the memories forever.
Patti, Sandy, Mike, Danny and the entire Donovan family, We are sending you all our prayers and thinking of you in this sad time for you. May God embrace all of you at this time of sorrow. Danny & Marie (Carpenter) Polovick.
The Donovan family and Sue
We are so very sorry for your loss. We met Jimbo and Sue in Florida at the Belleair, and they added life to our circle of friends. Room 123 will never be the same without Jimbo's constant jokes and laughter.
Our thought and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
George and Rita Moffitt, Karen Moffitt,
Susan, Randy and Charlie Moffitt. They will all miss him.
Dan and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
to the donovan's, my memory of jimmer was of one of being a kindred spirit. he was a family's family man. right in the mix. kids grand kids - participating, engaging and loving those precious to his inner sphere. rest on. never stop joking and being audacious. love nephew in law - Craig
Danny I am out of state but wanted to send my condolences. I pray for all of your family. It was a shock to us as I am sure it is to all of you. May god be with you all. Linda and Frank Dennison
To Mike and all the Donovan family: I am very sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories.
Dear Pat, Sandy, Mike & Danny & family. I am so sorry for your loss. Jimmer sure was a funny guy. He will be sadly missed. RIP Jimmer.
to the family i am so sorry for your loss jim has been my customer at mcdonlads for over 5 years and we have grown to all love him very much my condolences to you and the family and if their is anything we can do dont be afraid to ask. again he will be very missed and forever remembered.
Dan and Family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May the good memories bring you comfort. My prayers are with you.
My Condolences to the Entire Donovan family. Love you all!
Jimmy was my "UnCola" man from forever ago. We always looked forward to seeing his smile everyday. He was a friend to everyone he met and all loved him.
I am so sorry for your loss. As Mugga said, we all have those memories of McKinnon park, football, baseball & basketball games. Jimmer was our spark, always had a quick quip out the side of his mouth, always proud to be an "Eastsider". He gave me my nickname of "Dinger" which is still with me & always will be. A few months ago, while I was running in Horseheads, I heard a familiar voice say "hey Dinger" & it brought back so many memories. Jimmer stopped to chat about life, old times,Elmira, & baseball of course. I am so glad I knew him as a young boy & as a man. I miss him.
Laurie and the Donavan family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are so sorry for your loss.
Pam & Bill Cavaluzzi
Sandy, Danny, Mike and Patty, as all of you, my heart is broken. I loved Jimmer like a brother. Every minute of us growing up together is something that I will always cherish. we had so many laughs together, playing baseball or just hanging out at McKinnon Park were the best days of my life. he was such a loving and caring friend. never had a bad word to say about anyone. Rest in Peace my friend, I will see you again. PS, when you get to heaven, David Bennett and Phil Richmond will be there to greet you. They loved you too. God Bless You Jimmer, I Love You!
May God Bless and Comfort your entire Family at this Difficult Time. My condolences. You are in my Prayers. Valerie from Aerobics class
To the Donovan Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Linda and Donovan Family:
I am so sorry for your loss: my thoughts and prayers with you, your family and grand-kids. He was a great person who will be remembered for his charming personality. I will miss running into him from time to time always having time for a conversation.. Rest in Peace.
Thinking of you even though words can't not heal your pain.
Jimmer was one of the good guys. I was fortunate to live across the street during our formative years and remember fondly the endless hours we spent playing ball at McKinnon Park and even watching The Three Stooges at his house during our lunch hour in grade school. We've lost a good one.
Amb,Jim and Kenna and the rest of the fam.. I am so sorry for your loss.. I know how much he adored each and everyone of you. He is with u all always. Whenever he would pick up ken from my house they would always go get mcdonalds and go "shopping" at the dollar store together and he told me how he let ken fill the cart with anything her heart desired just the little things that show how much he adored spending time with everyone he loves.. Even when it's somthing so simple the smile and joy he braught was amazing and cherish those memories forever I love you all so much amb and jim u know I am here for you guys if u need anything . Love u all. Xoxo
What a special man. We had just met and could feel the laughter and love he must have added to everyone's life. Peace and love to you all.
Linda Jimmy Amber and Kenna. I am so sorry for your loss. Jimmer was so happy with his Kids and the grandkids. Jimmy I am so sorry I can't be there. .I'm here for you any time..
Dear Mike, Deb and all the Donovan Family. My deepest condolences go out to you.
Mike, Deb and all the Donovan Family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you. Another reminder how each day is a blessing.
So sorry for your loss. Family and friends are all in my thougts and prayers.
Very sorry to hear of Jimmers untimely death. I remember you well as Mike's big brother who was always there for him. May your family accept my sincere condolences and bless them until they that day when they see you again.
Bob Mehalick, Arlington,TX
Sorry to hear about Jim. He and family will be in my prayers.
Worked with Jim many years.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss, he was a great man!
Sorry for your lost. I have know Jimmer for some time, it is a hard lost.God Bless all of you and Dan wish the best for you and your family.
From the Eastside to the Heavens.
From the Eastside to the Heavens.
To the Donovan Family My heart wieghs heavy for your sorrow. James will be Missed! Laurie I am thinking about all of you.
Laurie and family, We just heard of your dad's passing and am so very very sorry for your loss. All your friends are here for you to lean on and help you through this difficult time. Big Jim was the first neighbor we met when we moved into the Manor, and will never ever forget his ability to make us all smile and laugh. With love, Robin and Kevin Davis
To The Donovan Family: So truly sorry for the loss of Jimmer. He was like a part of our family. I will always remember our growing up years at McKinnon Park, Brick Pond and at our family cottage on Seneca Lake. His smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Mike, Deb & Donovan family. I am so sorry for your loss. Jimmer was a great guy.
To Mike, Deb & all the Donovan's. I am so sorry for your loss. Jimmer was a great guy.
Laurie and family:
We are so very sorry about the loss of your father. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Donovan Family, So sorry to hear of James passing. I will keep you family in prayer.God bless
We didn't know Jimmy, but we live near and know some of his family here on Hendy Avenue, we have experienced first hand how close knit this family is. This makes it doubly hard to accept a loss such as this, but the love that you share for each other, along with prayer, will carry you through this sad time. May God hold and keep this family!
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I am sorry for your loss.
We will truly miss Jim delivering flowers here at HHS, he even brought us ladies in the office an extra rose from time to time. He was such a beautiful soul.
My thoughts & heartfelt prayers go out to his family.
Laurie,Brett and family: We sent our condolences for the lost of Jim. I only met him a couple of times but Bob knew him from his trucking days. He loved his family very much. May God bless you all. Bob n Sandi Peterson
I worked with Jim at coke for years. He was always joking. I don't think I was ever near him without smiling. I'm sorry for your loss......
Laurie, Jimmy & family. Our hearts ache for u now & the tears came as i read the grandkids names today...we are so very sorry he was taken from u all like this...let his memory live on forever through ur love...
To the Donovan Family: Deeply sorry for your loss. Jimmer was a great friend and like a part of our family. I have a lot of memories from our growing up days at McKinnon Park, Brick Pond and Seneca Lake. His smile and good nature will truly be missed.
So very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My sincere condolences. What a character. God Bless.
To the Donovan Family & My very Dear Friend Sue, Jimbo was a wonderful, kind and caring man. He had a gift to make us all feel better. We will miss him so much.
I will miss you Jimmer. I am so sorry for this loss. Thank you for all the memories. Much love to Mary, Laurie, and Jimmy Joe. Blessings and comfort to the family.
So shocked and surprised to hear of Jimmer's passing. I talked to him late Tuesday afternoon, and of course he had something to say that made us laugh. I'll never forget our days playing baseball together, and sharing our stories of the times we enjoyed so much as team mates and friends. I'll never be able to repay you for the confidence you gave me when I needed it most. R.I.P. , pal.
. To the Donovan family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim and I would make a point to wave and flash our lights when he was out delivering when our paths crossed. He always had a smile and his good nature was contagious. He will be missed. May time help ease your heartache.
I meant Jim along time ago,he as a damn good Salesmen and I a store mgr...we sold a lot of soda, had many good conversations and talked about how good retirement could be. The last time I saw Jim, we
talked of the past and cought up on what we had been doing he told me how his ear ended up being pierced...I believe it was a bet he lost to I think Bella..with a heavy heart I read of your passing...you will be missed, say Hi to Smitty up there....they may not be ready for both of you...rest in peace my friend . Mark Phillipson
To the Donovan family! So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
Dan, Sue and Donovan Family, Through tears and still in total disbelief, I send you my deepest sympathy and prayers. Jimmer will be SO missed. I loved his smile and the hugs he always gave me!! I hope you find comfort in all the memories you'll always have. RIP Jimmer. Gone much too soon!
To the Donovan Family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We remember the good times shared in "the Manor" years ago. He loved his family and a good time! God bless you all. Bruce & Ruth Rundell
His laugh will be forever embedded in our hearts and minds. He was a "character"...the very best kind...and will be missed. Our thoughts are with all of your
To my brother , i am so sad right now i don't know what to do ii will miss you forever , and dont know how i can go on without seeing you. i hope you are with mom right now and at peace and pain free. love you very much JIMMER
It will be hard to imagine a life without Jimmer. He was one of a kind. Thank God that when someone mentions his name, a flood of fond memories will come to mind. Fortunately, we have so many "Jimmer" stories to share, his legacy will live forever and always remain in our hearts. Godspeed, Jimmer, you have left a lasting imprint on many hearts!
I grew up next door to Jimmer on Lake St. Will never forget the good times playing baseball from sunup till sundown. A great kid, father and grandfather. So sorry for the loss of a great person.
John "Butch" O'Dell
Dear Jimmy, Amber and Makenna and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs and prayers, Danny, Debbie and Sarah
To the Donovan Family: We met Jim and Susan through their vacationing in Florida over the past few years, and they became such good friends. We are deeply saddened by Jim's accident and subsequent death. Please accept our sincere sympathy and condolences - may God grant Jim eternal peace. Sincerely, Fred and Pauline Quinton, (presently at Belleair Village, Largo, Florida)