Jerry was born in Brunswick, Georgia. His mother was Winnie Swackhammer and his father was Ray Donovan. He grew up in Ohio with two sisters and one brother Vicki (Tim) White,Teri Brady, and Bruce (Patty) Donovan. Jerry served in the United States Navy. Later in life had a family, married Kimberly S. Donovan survived by two children Rachel Donovan Brown and Roy F. Donovan. Pursued aspirations of enjoying his days in Florida to live peacefully in the sun. Jerry Donovan was a beautiful, intelligent, warm and kind hearted soul devoted to his family and his friends. May your soul shine now, may it bring you peace in your time of passing from your family in Ohio to Maine you were loved and will be deeply missed. Sincerely from all of your family we love you and we are profoundly blessed to have you apart of our lives.