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Richard J. Donovan, Sr.

Richard J. Donovan Sr., 83, passed away on July 6th, 2022.  Loving husband to Rita Jane (nee Dingler). Cherished Brother to Joan McElroy (the late Bill), the late Ron (Mary) and the late Bob (Barbara).  Beloved father to Denise Thompson (Bill), Rick (Mary), Brian (Amy) and Christine Paulin (Ted). The greatest Pop to Lauren Housman (Donnie), Ken Sterling (Andrea), Rick Donovan, Eric Sterling, Ryan Donovan (Allie), Alex Thompson, Logan Malin, Tori Donovan, Megan Thompson, Kate Donovan, McKenna Paulin, Grace Paulin, Sabrina Donovan.  Great grandfather to Ashlynn, Colt, Delaney, Finn, Lane, Quinn, Everly, Rhet.

Lover of music, drummer for Billy Harner and the Expressions, one of his favorite past times was traveling with his family in ‘Harvey the RV’ and being the main attraction at all the ‘Mountain Missions’. A true Phillies Fan but a lover of all Philly sports teams

A US Navy Veteran and Member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #14317.

Donations can be made to the American Heart Association in Rich’s name.

Please join us in a celebration of his life. Casual attire is appropriate.

Wednesday 7-13-22; Noon – 4pm

The Venue at Lenola

Lenola Fire Hall

229 N Lenola Rd

Moorestown NJ 08057

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13 Comments To "Richard J. Donovan, Sr."

#1 Comment By Clint & Mairianne Smith On July 9, 2022 @ 12:12 am

Rick & Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

#2 Comment By Laurie & Bill Duffy On July 9, 2022 @ 12:47 am

What a wonderful man. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Donovan family.
Some of our best memories on Chadwick were spent with Rich, Rita Jane, Denise, Rick , Brian, Chrissy and their wonderfully crazy fun loving family.
Bill and I still say one of the best trips we had was our trip to Arizona with Rich, Rita Jane, Sherry and Dave. So much fun!
Rich your smile, incredible humor and joy for life made you a man truly loved by so many.
You will be missed my friend.

#3 Comment By Bill McCorry On July 9, 2022 @ 3:24 pm

So very sorry for your loss Christine. Sincere Condolences!

#4 Comment By Michael and Francine Clovis On July 9, 2022 @ 5:57 pm

Our condolences to Rita Jane and all of the kids.

#5 Comment By Theresa and Mike Powlowicz On July 11, 2022 @ 1:57 pm

RitaJane and family so very sorry for your loss..

#6 Comment By Don Varner On July 11, 2022 @ 6:59 pm

You were a great friend and travel companion. You will be missed.

#7 Comment By Mike and Mary Kay Terlesky On July 11, 2022 @ 9:04 pm

Rita Jane and Family

So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. We will always remember his smile, his laugh and his great stories.

#8 Comment By Todd Smith On July 11, 2022 @ 9:13 pm

I worked with Dick over 25 years ago. What a great person! Loved his laugh and his big personality. We had a “fridge” dilemma at Unisys that he quickly solved in his own special way. Gave us all a huge laugh. Big heart…full of life. I remember him coming out to play basketball with us in about 1993. We were all in our 20s at that time…he was “slightly” older….er…my age now. He said he had to work on his fitness. I said with a smile….”ease up”…you’re killin me. 🙂 The last time I saw him….was probably 15 years or so ago. I was in a store in Cape May with my wife. Peering in the window from the outside….there he was….staring at me. Brought a big smile to my face. He will be missed. Sad to hear of his passing.

#9 Comment By Lisa Hodge On July 12, 2022 @ 12:17 am

I’m so sorry to hear this. All my love and prayers to the whole family Uncle Rich was a great man.

#10 Comment By Ken(dal) Russo On July 12, 2022 @ 1:19 am

My sincere condolences to Rita Jane and family. Dick was a wonderful soul. We worked together at Unisys over the years at Sperry Univac and then Unisys Blue Bell, Pa. and was always a great contributor. He could work his magic with Unisys facilities in support of our Potation Center / Computer Room and growing System Integration business. Dick was “King” of our Computer Center. It was his domain and everyone knew it. He also was instrumental in making sure we made our recoverable dollars, so we could continue to grow the team and fulfil our dreams over the years. RIP Dick, I will miss you!

Ken(dal) Russo

#11 Comment By Helen Watson On July 13, 2022 @ 3:21 pm

Our condolences to you and you Family. Jack and I will remember Rich fondly and all the great conversations about the Navy and your travels. Memories last forever.
Wishing you comfort and peace.
Jack and Helen

#12 Comment By Jim Trivelis On July 15, 2022 @ 1:28 pm

Dear Rita Jane and family:

My deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and father. I worked with Dick for many years at Unisys. He always had my back and made me laugh. He had a big, lovable personality. May his memory be everlasting.

Jim Trivelis

#13 Comment By DonnaJean Bost On July 22, 2022 @ 2:53 pm

To Rita Jane and family,
Denise and I had the pleasure of meeting up to share family history from the Riley Family many years ago.
I still remember as a child getting together down on Third Street and at Aunt Mil’s and Uncle Charlie’s house. I was very young and the second child of Jack and Marie Smith. Richie always made us feel very comfortable. As we lose this generation it is a great lost for all who lived a small part of this family. Joan had contacted me, to tell me about Richie. I am very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prays at this time.
DonnaJean Smith Bost