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Major John H. Donovan Obituary
MAJOR JOHN H. DONOVAN, U.S. ARMY RETIRED, 93 Major John H. Donovan, U.S. Army Retired, 93, formerly of Phoenixville, PA passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at Emeritus at Creekview, Mechanicsburg. He was a graduate of Boston College, where he earned a degree in nursing. He retired from the U.S. Army, serving many years of his military career as a registered nurse, teaching and specializing in psychiatric nursing. After retiring from the Army, he went on to serve as the head of Coatesville Veterans Hospital Psychiatric Ward. While serving in the infantry during World War ll, Major Donovan was held as a Prisoner Of War in a German War Camp and went on to serve our country during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. While in the service and following his retirement Major Donovan enjoyed traveling throughout the world with his wife Lois who passed away in February of 2011. Major Donovan was a member of the Phoenixville Historical Society and the Charlestown Nature Society of Phoenixville. He was an avid golfer and racquetball player, having won a racquetball tournament at the age of 83. The widower of Lois K. Donovan, he is survived by a son, Michael Donovan and wife,Angela of Mechanicsburg; two grandchildren, Tyler and Elise Donovan, and was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Donovan. Memorial services with military honors will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg where there will be a visitation from 9:00 a.m. Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family in Trindle Spring Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Home for Children, 5120 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg PA 17050. To sign the online guestbook visit www.malpezzifuneralhome.com

Published in The Mercury on Jan. 23, 2013
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