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Elson James Donovan

January 1, 1943 February 15, 2021
Elson James Donovan
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Elson J. Donovan, 78, of Elyria passed away Monday February 15, 2021 at U.H. Elyria Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born January 1, 1943 in Elyria and was a lifelong Elyria resident. Elson was the former owner of Alco Manufacturing in Elyria, served in the United States Marine Corps in Viet Nam and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with close friends at the cabin. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Lee; former wife, Sandy; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Karen Cohagan and Candice Palenda; brothers, Tom, Terry and Mike Donovan. He was preceded in death by his son Mark in 2019 and his beloved canine companion, Sweetpea. Services will be private and private inurnment will be at LaPorte Cemetery, Carlisle Twp.. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Friendship Animal Protective League 8303 North Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH. 44035. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Elyria, Online condolences may be expressed at

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Cemetery Details


LaPorte Cemetery Final Resting Place

Butternut Ridge Rd.
LaPorte, OH

Butternut Ridge Rd. LaPorte OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Friendship Animal Protective League 8303 North Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH. 44035


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