Robert Donovan

May 06, 1969 - June 27, 2022

Visitation: No Visitation

Service: Saturday, July 23rd at 9:30AM, St. Teresa of Avila Church, 1000 Avila Ct., Pgh, PA 15237

Robert James “Rob” Donovan, Jr. 53, of Gibsonia, PA passed away peacefully at his home on June 27, 2022 with his wife by his side. He is preceded in death by his father Dr. Robert James Donovan, Sr., He is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Bauer) Donovan and stepsons Timothy Troy and Kenneth Troy. He is also survived by his mother; Margaret (Johns) Donovan, stepmother, Carol (Revak) Donovan, three sisters, Maggie (Paul) Gilligan, Maureen (Lee) Topley, and Mary Patricia (Kevin) Hiles, two step sisters Susan Morse and Karen Selinsky, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Rob had an amazing career working in the film industry for over 27 years. He spent 25 years of his career in Florida where he worked on commercials and music videos. He was proud to be able to work with many celebrities, as well as amazing casting directors, film crews, producers, and directors. One of his favorite memories of his career was helping to create the commercial for the Disney Cruise Line. While growing up, Rob loved to ride his trike and play with his Rottweiler, Rommel. Rob also enjoyed gardening and NASCAR races – which he would watch weekly with his wife Jen. Rob had a great sense of humor, was warm hearted and loved to laugh with a spark in his eyes. There will be a mass to honor Rob’s life at St. Teresa of Avila Church (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish) 1000 Avila Ct. Pgh, PA 15237 on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 9:30AM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice Care.

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  • Jen Donovan

    Baby I will forever cherish the memories we made together. The way we would challenge each other as to who got to look towards the sun to see who’s blue eyes would glow, our laughter that turned heads our stories to make each other laugh, our stubborn ways, our love of music, our garden, and so many more that I can’t even mention. I love you so much but am so grateful that you are RWG and knowing that your pain has ended. I will forever have the chalk!! Fly high baby. You are forever in my heart.

  • Maggie Gilligan

    Rob, Over the years we had some great times together. Whether it was jumping over creeks, teaching you to swim, or at 5 years old telling me to pick up the plow on the tractor so it would move. Of course, I was always there to tease you – as you reminded me recently. I think you were 12 when I had do you drive the car down to our uncles house… you did a great job incidentally. When Paul came into our lives he would call you Robb with 9 b’s and you would get soo mad. We enjoyed the lake and hiking and fixing your computer in recent years. You always thought of others, especially during our trips to Florida. Find peace and eternal love my brother. You are with God again. From dust to dust- we were lucky to have you for a few years!

  • Paul Gilligan


    You were a great to person! We shared many life time memories.

    My favorite memory is the time you and your mother came to visit your sister Maggie in Dayton. There was a big tree up by the swimming pool, you climbed up in the tree and looked down at me and asked are you going to marry Maggie? I said yes, and you will be a great brother law! As years went by, I was correct! You were a great brother law, I am sad that you to leave us! But you are in a better place now and miss you every day.


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