Charles Joseph Donovan Sr., formerly of Avondale, PA, born on August 24, 1938 in Darby, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Pocopson Home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s and related dementia’s.
Charlie, as he was known to all his family and friends, attended Holy Spirit Catholic Grade School and Graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1958. Prior to opening Donovan’s Autobody Shop in Toughkenamon, Pa. he worked for Casco Autobody in Philadelphia, PA.
The son of Raymond & Margaret (Wallace) Donovan, he was the youngest and last of sixteen children. Charlie is proceeded in death by his first wife, Marguerite “Chickie” (Welsh), his second wife, Constance (Welsh-VanHook) and his longtime companion Dawn Geieger. He is survived by five children Maureen Stagliano (John) of Reading, PA, Charles J. Donovan Jr. (Lisa) of West Grove, PA, Daniel J. Donovan (Diane), of Bear, DE, Donald Donovan (Sonja) of Lincoln University, PA and Dennis Donovan (Nicole) of Lincoln University, PA. Charlie was blessed with nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Charlies hobbies included bowling, camping, traveling the United States and restoring antique cars. He was a life time member of Collingdale Fire Co No 2.
Everyone who knew Charlie received a smile and a laugh.
He will be missed by the many lives he touched in his 81 years.
Viewing and burial services will be private
To view Charlie’s online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com
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