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Royal Donivan

August 27, 1925 — May 4, 2011

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Royal S. Donivan, 85, of Carlisle, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at home.

Born August 27, 1925 in Breezewood, Pa, he was a son of the late Jacob S. and Lillie Mae (Ward) Donivan.

Mr. Donivan  had retired from Roadway Express in 1983, where he was employed as a mechanic.

He had previously worked for Wilson Express as a truck driver.

During WW II he was an electrician  at the Baltimore Shipyards.

He was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, New Kingstown, Pa.

He was preceded in death by three brothers:  Delmar, Carl and Jay and four sisters:  Helen DIckens, Iva Grub, Mabel Witt and Virginia Knight.

Surviving are his wife:  Louise (Judy) Donivan; a son:  Lynford K. Donivan (Sandy) of Carlisle; a daughter:  Cathy S. Waters of Carlisle; a grand daughter:  Rebekah Amelia Waters of Bloserville; five sisters:  Lena Shirley of Ligonier, Eleanor Orr of Everett; Mildred Williams of Breezewood; Betty Cordell (Paul) and Shirley Kile, both of Hagerstown, MD; a sister-in-law:  Virginia Judy of Everett;  and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2011 from the Ronan Funeral Home, 255 York Road, Carlisle, with the Rev. Donald Seiple officiating.  Viewing will be at the funeral home on Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Cemetery, Breezewood.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, P O Box 266, New Kingstown, Pa 17072

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