Please Remember in Your Prayers John Donovan Kate Metzger August 12, 2011 John Donovan Please remember in your prayers John Donovan, a member of the University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees from 1967 to 1991, who died at age 89 Friday, Aug. 5. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees, Donovan was named Distinguished Alumni of the Year in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Donovan, three children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Church of the Assumption. An obituary and guest book can be viewed here.