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Dr. George Thomas Donovan M.D.

Service Date: June 16, 2021
Visitation Info: Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
Interment Info: St. Stephen Cemetery
Service Info: Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
Service Info

Dr. George Thomas Donovan M.D. died peacefully in the presence of his family on Friday, June 11, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Tom (86) resided in Erlanger, KY, graduated from Covington Latin, Xavier University, and UC Medical School, and served proudly in the US Navy. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Beth Donovan Walter in 2007, and his parents, George and Elizabeth Donovan. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Donovan, and children Amy Donovan, Col. (Ret.) Tom Donovan, Bob Donovan, Jane Donovan, Mary Lynne Donovan, Dr. Anne Donovan M.D., Dr. Jim (Kristin) Donovan M.D., and Molly (Matt) Holmes. Dear brother of Dorie Altenau-Brady, Blanche Glenn, Tim Donovan, and Michael Donovan. Loving Grandpa to 15 grandchildren. Tom was devoted to his wife, family, and medical practice. He was also dedicated to his community and faith, volunteering his time for activities ranging from school sports to the Catholic Church and pro-life organizations. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 9:00am until 10:30am at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, KY with Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Burial will be held at St. Stephens Cemetery in Ft. Thomas, KY. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Passionist Nuns, 1151 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger, KY 41018, or St. Vincent De Paul of Northern Kentucky, 2655 Crescent Springs Pike, Covington, KY 41017. Online condolences can be made at

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

1140 Madison Avenue Covington, KY
10:30 am

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

1140 Madison Avenue Covington, KY

St. Stephen Cemetery

Address: 523 Alexandria Pike Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Dr. George Thomas Donovan M.D.


The Durretts

We are very sorry for your loss. We have many happy memories of Tom. Prayers for family.


Tom and Bob: I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May peace be with you.

Tim Hageman


So Sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Prayers & thoughts

Chuck & Reggie Korte.

Chris and Sarah Holmes

In your time of loss may God’s promise bring your family peace.

Amy Goeke

I have so missed seeing Dr & Mrs. Donovan this past year with the pandemic keeping us from our regular Saturday Mass. I was looking forward to seeing them both again soon. Dr D was always so kind & friendly with a quick hand wave. I’ll so miss him & will keep his wife & family in my thoughts & prayers.

A great loss for our community

I am so very sorry for your familys’ loss. Dr. Donovan was a wonderful man and physician, and I remember him fondly. Sending prayers of love and comfort for you all.
Karen McCracken Delaney


It was my sincere pleasure to know and love him. I called him my boyfriend! I will miss our visits and sweet chats. He had the most beautiful loving brown eyes and smile. RIP DEAR MAN

Ann Ritter

Thoughts and prayers for a lovely man and family.

Ann Ritter

Thinking of You

So many times as I walked past the house and Doc was out there tending to his beautiful yard and showing me the newest plant he had just put in his garden ~ I will always remember him that way.
An Icon is gone from our neighborhood and I will miss him so much!

Mary and Family, I am heartbroken over your loss. You are all in my prayers.
Your Neighbor and Friend –
Debbie Davidson