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John Vincent Donovan

Henrico, Virginia

Jun 12, 1938 - Dec 3, 2012

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Dear John,
You were a bright light in my days at UVa and I am sorry we lost contact over the years. I always appreciated your spirit and talent, and I know you will be missed by your many friends. Rest in peace.

RIP John! You will be missed. You where a very nice person I am honored that I got a chance to meet such a great person as yourself.I Will miss are Stimulating conversations we use to have when I ran in to you over the years.

At my honoring ceremony, John. Wish you had been there. Rest my friend

I had been tryong to contact you for some time. Now I know why I cannot. We had so many, many good times. "It's the shank of the evening!" Sorry, we could not connect before you left.
Kurt Kaltreider

So sorry to read this.


I will miss you. You were always so nice to my family and a source of positive energy and intelligent, impassioned conversation. I will never forget your Irish quote to me when I graduated from college. I think its just as relevant now:

"May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the...

Heaven has definitely gained an angel! We are missing you already!

you were such a nice guy. Always enjoyed our intellectually stimulating conversations. You were truly one of the brightest and kindest man i knew. To come to the Y everyday and overcome the challenges that you faced is awe inspiring. Thank you for being in my life and you will be greatly missed. RIP my friend

I will mniss your spirited critiques of society, and your deep convictions of what a moral society should be.

Love ya J.D.! So glad we had the chance to have so many great chats! Will think of your great laughter and funny story every time I wear my braids :)You were one of a kind! A true gentleman!


John's Obituaries

John Vincent Donovan, 74, of Richmond died on Monday, December 3, 2012. He was born to the late Charles D. and Hannah C. Donovan on June 12, 1938 in Boston, Mass.John was a graduate of Boston College University, Class of 1961. He was a retired professor of Economics at the University of New...

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