James Donovan


PRINCETON — James L. Donovan, 62, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

James was born Feb. 10, 1956, at Mendota Hospital, the son of Paul and Dolores (Lampe) Donovan. He married Dixie Stocking on Nov. 25, 1981.

Out of high school, Jim worked at Culligan Water in Wyanet and then for LCN Door Closers in Princeton for 23 years. He retired from Princeton Ready Mix.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie; two children, Jim Skaggs of Walnut and Brenda Gomez of Spring Valley; seven grandchildren, Mike (Robin) Epperson, Jason (Bobbi) Skaggs, James Skaggs III, Christopher Mongan, Brittany Facemire, Andrew O’Toole and Tiffaney Vanous; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Donovan of Westmont; one brother, Bernard (Sara) Donovan of Walnut; and one nephew, Paul Donovan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one great-granddaughter, Lacie.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut with the Rev. Thomas Shaw officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ohio.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the funeral home.

Memorials contributions may be made in his memory.

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