A letter from Jim Donovan, owner of Donovan Funeral Home.
Although my wife and I have been residents of Tallmadge most of our lives, and have many friends and family in the community, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to those of you whom I have not had the opportunity to know. I am Jim Donovan-in the spring of 2003 I purchased the funeral home on Tallmadge Circle. As my father's parents, Jim and Dorothy Donovan of Elm Avenue had five children here in Tallmadge, and my mother's parents, the late Homer and Evelyn Heiser, had ten children here in Tallmadge, and now my wife, the former Julie Bagnoli, and I have three children of our own right here in Tallmadge, I feel very much a part of this community. Julie's parents, Larry and Brenda Bagnoli, have been Tallmadge residents for a long time and raised two daughters here.
It was my father-in-law, Larry Bagnoli, who showed me how much I could help people through the funeral profession. I have done my best to follow in his footsteps as a funeral professional. We share the same beliefs and philosophies about helping folks in their time of need.
I am honored by the fact that people put their trust in me in their time of need and I pledge to be worthy of that trust. Tallmadge is our home. Our children go to the Tallmadge schools. We support our local businesses and churches. We belong to many community service groups and strive to keep Tallmadge a safe and wonderful place to live. We are here to stay.