Eleanora C. O'Donovan, environmentalist

August 14, 1991

Eleanora Cooper O'Donovan, an avid environmentalist, died of a heart attack Aug. 5 at Keswick Home. She was 83.

A memorial service for Mrs. O'Donovan will be held Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart, 5800 Smith Ave.

The Baltimore native attended the Roland Park Country School, Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, and the College of Notre Dame, from which she graduated in 1932.

She worked for the Junior League of Baltimore and was presi

dent of the organization from 1936 to 1937. She was on the Women's Board of Johns Hopkins Hospital and for many years was a reading tutor for the Brown Memorial Tutoring program, helping children in the Baltimore school system.

Mrs. O'Donovan supported numerous environmental, conservation and preservation organizations. She also was an avid baseball fan and tennis player who loved to travel.

Her husband, Dr. Charles O'Donovan Jr., died in 1962.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Charles O'Donovan 3rd of Ruxton and Dr. John O'Donovan of Dundalk; a daughter, Eleanora Yaggy of Sparks; a sister, Barbara Cooper Rouse of Annapolis; and eight grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Brown Memorial Tutoring program, the Roland Park Country School, the College of Notre Dame or the Women's Board of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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