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David F. Donovan, age 75, of Camden, Michigan, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Defiance Community Health with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 18, 1939 to Leonard and Margaret Donovan. Dave was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Korean Conflict. He was employed at Duff Trucking and most recently at Holland Trucking as a driver, retiring in 1997. In his retirement years, he and Sally enjoyed spending time at their lake house, enjoying his children and grandchildren and numerous friends and just being "captain" of his boats! Dave never met a person that he did not call a friend. He was always known as the man with the biggest heart and a story to tell, a pack of gum in his pocket and a dollar bill to give away.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Dave is survived by his loving family, wife, Sally Donovan, children David "Rick" (Lori) Donovan, Kim (Jeff) Nossaman, Shannon (Jen) Cousino, grandchildren Richie, Daniel (Ashley), Megan (Cory), Billy, Amanda (Sean), Brynn (Adam), David (Tiffany), Tony (Alyssa), Alex, Drew, Sean, Joey, Riley, (according to Dave each one of them is his favorite), 8 great grandchildren and siblings, Leonard (Mary) Donovan, Tom (Teri) Donovan, Mike Donovan, Sue (Tom) Elder.
Visitation for Dave will be at H. H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd (419-473-1301) on Thursday, December 11, from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday at Little Flower Catholic Church, 5522 Dorr St beginning at 10:00 am until 11:00 am to follow with Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery
To leave a message and view Dave's video, visit www.birkenkampfuneralhome.com