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David "Dave" Arthur Donovan

WAVERLY: David "Dave" Arthur Donovan, age 71, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on January 11, 2014. Dave was born on February 26, 1942 to the late Anna Thompson and Somers T. Donovan in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Dave graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from The Ohio University in August, 1968. Dave served in the United States Air Force from 1963 until 1967 and held the rank of Sergeant when he was granted an honorable discharge. During his service, he received a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal, a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, a Good Conduct Medal and a Commendation Medal. During his military service, Dave served a one year tour during the Vietnam War. Dave worked for the United States Enrichment Corporation in the finance department for several years until retiring in 1994. Dave was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Surviving is his wife, Christine (Copeland) Donovan. Christine and Dave were married on July 1st, 1968 in Athens, Ohio and have resided in the Waverly area for the past 45 years.

By honoring Dave's wishes, there will be no memorial services held. Friends and family may send their condolences to P.O. Box 11, Waverly, Ohio 45690. Dave will be especially remembered for his friendly demeanor and his adoring love for his cats.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family may honor Dave's memory by making a donation to Pets without Parents, a non-profit, 'no-kill' animal adoption center for cats and dogs online at or mail their donation to 629 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly. The family would like to thank the Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly for handling the arrangements and for offering their care and support during this difficult time.

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Jan. 14, 2014
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