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NEWS
November 22, 2003
Bernard W. "Mike" Donovan, a retired Air Force officer and Prince George's County Democrat who served for two decades in the state legislature, died Tuesday at a hospital in Myrtle Beach, S.C., of complications from a fall. He was 83. Mr. Donovan, who divided his time between Annapolis and Myrtle Beach, was born and raised in Baltimore, and attended parochial and city public schools. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1943 and flew B-25 bombers in Europe during World War II. He remained in the service after the war and was a major in charge of maintenance at Andrews Air Force Base when he retired in 1964.
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SPORTS
By John Steadman | November 20, 1992
That walking-around good humor man was in his element. A sports banquet, with friends, laughter and tales of the past -- most of them about the guest of honor, Arthur Donovan, as distinctive and unforgettable an individual as God ever blessed with breath.He was to be the brunt of the jokes, the "heavy," the target of the jocular abuse. The Sports Boosters of Maryland honored him with a roast that turned into more of a toast.Former teammates, such as Dick Szymanski, Ordell Braase and George Young, were there to playfully put the harpoon in this bundle of fun who came to Baltimore to play football 42 years ago and won the hearts of its citizens.
NEWS
October 10, 2007
Donovan Truluck, a retired construction superintendent and inventor, died of cancer Thursday at his Arnold home. He was 80. Mr. Truluck was born in Olanta, S.C., and raised in Sumter, S.C. He was 17 when he enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served aboard the battleship USS Wisconsin as a fireman first class until his discharge in 1946. He was an active member of the USS Wisconsin Association and enjoyed keeping in contact with former shipmates and attending reunions. Mr. Truluck worked for several construction companies, including the John H. Hampshire Construction Co., where he was a carpenter and superintendent for many years.
SPORTS
By John Eisenberg | November 25, 1998
So, the moment is at hand. The Colts at Baltimore. The great grudge match, hon. Our past against our present. The horseshoe against, well, a logo under pending litigation.When the Ravens play the Colts on Sunday at Camden Yards, will it be a wrenching experience for the largest ex-Colt and continued unofficial soul of Baltimore pro football?"Are you kidding?" Art Donovan said yesterday. "What do I care?"Come on, Artie. You're going to root for your old uniform, right? Out of habit?"I'm going to cheer for the Ravens," he said.
SPORTS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff | October 18, 1991
Art Donovan, the colorful and vociferous former Baltimore Colts defensive lineman and their first Hall of Famer, was hospitalized last night after suffering chest pains while dining at a Jacksonville, Baltimore County, restaurant.Carol Smith, nursing supervisor at St. Joseph Hospital in Towson, said today that Donovan was in stable condition.Smith declined to give details about Donovan's condition or reveal if he had suffered a heart attack, though he was being treated in the Coronary Care Unit, where he was said to be "resting comfortably."
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By JOHN STEADMAN | October 17, 1999
That Arthur J. Donovan was exposed to an avenue of higher academics at Boston College, under the jurisdiction of a faculty of Jesuits, considered among the most learned teachers in the world, served him with more value than he pretends.Don't ever make the mistake that Art is a one-dimensional buffoon. His knowledge is extensive, but he prefers to obscure it. Kind of a shtick, as used to be said about vaudeville comedians.Yesterday, at Boston College, his alma mater, he was thrilled to be part of an on-field ceremony in which his jersey was retired.
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By John Steadman | June 6, 1994
Family and friends turned out to get sentimental over Arthur Donovan, a walking-around wonder of the world, on his 70th birthday. It was a time for what he does best -- reminiscing -- only others were doing it. There were cheers and, yes, even a tear or two.It was a party at the Valley Country Club (where else, since he owns the place?) put on with affection and respect for a perpetual good humor man who brings the priceless quality of laughter to followers who surround him as if he's a modern Pied Piper.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | August 21, 1994
Art Donovan remembers the first time he was introduced to the Baltimore football fans in 1950."Nobody knew who I was back then," said the Hall of Fame tackle. 'They saw some big, fat guy walk on the field and they said, 'Who the hell is this guy?' "The greeting was quite different last night when Donovan and his former Colts teammates and fellow Hall of Famers Lenny Moore and Johnny Unitas drew the wild cheers of more than 40,000 fans on becoming the first inductees into the Baltimore CFLs' "Ring of Honor.
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 28, 1998
S. Donovan Swann Jr., a theatrical impresario and artist who brought summer stock theater to Baltimore, died Sunday of heart failure at his Charles Village residence. He was 87.For two decades, until it closed in 1959, Mr. Swann's Hilltop Theater at Brooklandwood was a popular destination for those interested in summer theater productions, known as "straw hat."Mr. Swann, who acted as producer and general manager, brought to Baltimore stars such as Charles Coburn, Joan Blondell, Edward Everett Horton, the Gabor sisters, Julie Haydon, Gene Raymond and Elaine Stritch.
SPORTS
By JOHN STEADMAN | May 31, 1998
Because Mike Donovan died in 1918, there's no earthly way he can attend his induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame. Grandson Arthur, the first Baltimore Colt to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will be his living substitute. The Donovan between them, Arthur Sr., already is in the Boxing Hall of Fame, located in Canastota, N.Y. A grand family honor. Unprecedented.Three generations, spanning well over a century, have now achieved Hall of Fame status. All hail the Donovans. More than an accident.
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