Dennis Scott Donovan, had gift of gab

May 18, 2020

Dennis Scott Donovan, 61, of Lewes passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at his home.  He was born July 15, 1958, in Falmouth, Mass., son of the late Peter and Carole Donovan.

Dennis grew up in Rahway, N.J., and graduated from Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, N.J., class of 1976.  He and his wife Bonnie resided in Harvey's Lake, Pa., from 1982-2012.  Dennis had the gift of gab, which served him well in his career as a salesman.  He was actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 639, of Harvey's Lake as an assistant Scoutmaster, organizing and supervising camping trips and excursions.  At the Dallas United Methodist Church in Dallas, Pa., Dennis was a member of the board of trustees.  In addition to his responsibilities to the board, he also helped the church organize and prepare various fundraising meals for the congregation and the homeless.

Dennis "The Menace" was passionate about his hobbies.  He was an avid reader, an amateur photographer, and always showed his love through his culinary prowess.  Dennis loved to tease his wife and children, and more than anything, loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He was a loyal and trustworthy man;  quick with a quip or cliche.  Dennis knew a little about everything, although getting a word in was always difficult, but he was eager to share his knowledge with anyone willing to listen.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Dennis is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Bonnie (Matukaitus) Donovan of Lewes;  his children:  Amy Hoff (Shannon) of Hastings, Neb., Laura Kimsey (Sean) of Millsboro and Dennis John (Robyn) of South Hadley, Mass.;  his grandchildren:  Alexander, Katherine, and Andrew Hoff and Jordan, Emily and Brinley Kimsey; and his siblings: Peter Donovan (Jeanne) of Helena, Mont., and Megan Colicchio (Mark) of Franklin Park, N.J.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all services will be private.  Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

Please visit Dennis' Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at

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