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James J. Donovan

  • "Thinking about you dad! I miss you so much! So many little..."
  • "Not a day goes by that I don't feel empty inside. I big..."
    - Stephanie
  • "Jimmy& Family- So so sad to hear of your loss .. you're in..."
    - Kristen Griffiths
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    - Sandra Donovan

Donovan, James J.

James J Donovan, 66, of Horseheads, NY died suddenly in an automobile accident on January 29, 2014. James was predeceased by his parents James J Donovan and Elma Williams Donovan. He is survived by Linda Donovan, his children Laurie "Pudge" (Brent) Tarntino. Mary (Steve) Lenhardt, James Donovan and Amber Gilbert. He also leaves behind his pride and joy, his grandchildren: Bella, Sophie, Nick, Stephanie and Makenna. His siblings, Patricia Allen, Sandra Aloi Donovan, Michael and Debra Donovan, and Daniel and Deborah Donovan, along with many nieces and nephews also survive him, as well as his special friend, Susan Cogswell. Jimmer was an Army veteran. He was a long-time retiree of Coca Cola Enterprises and enjoyed delivering "posies" for Zeigler's Florists. Those who knew Jimmer knew his favorite things were McDonald's and making everyone laugh. His main focus and passion is life was his family and being with his grandchildren. The bond they all share with him is one that is forever cherished. For all the love he gave, his family and those who cared for him return in full and it will never end. There will be a celebration of life at The Wings of Eagle 339 Daniel Zenker Drive in Big Flats N.Y. on Saturday, February 1, 5:00-7:00 PM. Anyone wishing to speak or share their memories may do so. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Ronald McDonald House.

Published in Star-Gazette on Jan. 31, 2014
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