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Timothy H. Donovan, Jr.

Date of Death: January 21, 2023
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Colonel Timothy H. Donovan Jr., Retired U.S. Army, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2023, at the age of 82. A veteran of the Vietnam War and Cold War, he proudly served for nearly 31 years in the U.S. Army. Tim was a highly decorated officer who was awarded medals for Valor and Service: theContinue Reading

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Mike Peters left a message on July 7, 2023:
Mrs. Donavan, Jackie if I may, my name is Mike Peters and I just learned of Tim’s passing this date. I am so very sorry for his passing. Over the last six years or so, Tim and I corresponded by email and occasionally by phone. I was a “rook” in Captain Donavan’s K Company in 1961. Tim’s leadership was obvious to me as an 18 year old, and many of the lessons he both taught and demonstrated to us way back then served us through life. Because of circumstances I could not control, I did not graduate from Norwich. However, in my two years there, because of Tim, I carried the American flag in the color guard and became a cadet corporal. I was also in the top ten in military science, and Tim’s encouragement was greatly responsible. I graduated from the University of Maine with a B.A. and an M.A. in English, and went on to an MBA from the Wharton School. I did not hear from Tim again until I called him about 6 years ago. He remembered me well, and our friendship was easily renewed. I want to apologize for the lateness of my condolence. I fully intend to donate a sum to St. Jude in Tim’s name. Please contact me anytime. I would be happy to share memories of your wonderful husband from all those years ago. God Bless. May Tim rest in peace with the other heroes of our Country in Arlington.
Dan Kerr left a message on February 4, 2023:
Dear Jackie, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. from West Woods Room 8 1st grade class, 1962
Leo Huott NU90 left a message on February 2, 2023:
COL Donovan, I’ll miss those very warm greetings you gave me at all the alumni events. I am VERY appreciative of those greetings and will forever remember those times we briefly spent with each other. It was very encouraging and loving. Essayons! Leo
Joseph Sjogren left a message on January 28, 2023:
Rest in peace my old friend. We had some interesting rides back to school from Bristol through North Hampton, White River Junction to Northfield. You had great memories of growing up on Farmington Ave and had many friends who admire you heroic service to our country. I will always remember our hug at the Boston Naval Yard. Phi Alpha Brother. Joe (Tony) Sjogren.
1SG, USA (Ret) William P. Ratschki left a message on January 28, 2023:
My sincere condolences to the entire Donovan family. Colonel Donovan was a great Battalion Commander. We all were pleased and honored to serve with him. I am sure that he will be missed.
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Lawrence Root left a message on January 28, 2023:
Tim did me great favor when I was rook in 1960 at Norwich. I had a bad case of poison ivy and he, in keeping with the goal of busting out rooks, refused to let me see a nurse. I got through that, but in sophomore year he helped set me up for some serious discipline. Then I saw the light and thanks to DRs Hart and Cushing made the dean list and transferred away from cannon fodder U. Joined USAF ROTC and had six great years in USAF. Thanks Tim you saved from being an 01 in the Infantry set to Nam'.
Rev. Matthew Fleming, NUCC c/o 1992 left a message on January 28, 2023:
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Art Currier left a message on January 27, 2023:
It has been a enriching experience to have known and worked with Tim throughout his days at Norwich as a student and a leader. His values and character were exemplary of an exceptional son, man, husband, dad, relative, friend, soldier, and citizen. He will be missed by everyone whose life he touched - may we always remember his spirit. Art and Sharon
Ron Lotz left a message on January 27, 2023:
Our memories of Norwich and love of country can never be forgotten. My condolences to the family and I’ll meet you again. God bless you .
Tony Maida left a message on January 27, 2023:
Jackie, my condolences on Tim's passing. It was always a pleasure seeing both of you at the various Norwich Club of DC events, especially the wine tasting events that you two organized. Tim will be missed and my prayers are with you and your family. God bless. Tony NU'77
The Snyder Family left a message on January 26, 2023:
Jackie, Our deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss. My family is blessed beyond measure for Tim's years of influence from the church pew in front of us and his sage guidance for the next generation of military leaders. Our community and Nation are better because of Tim. We are praying for you during this difficult time. Best, The Snyder Platoon
Paul Rehkamp left a message on January 25, 2023:
Jackie and family "The Bandits" all share in your loss. We know you'll find the support you need in family and friends Still talk about my last day in uniform talking with you and Tim and CSA Reimer in the hallway of the Pentagon.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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