November 4, 1976-September 11, 2021
Charles Lamonte Donovan passed away on September 11th in Portland, Maine, at the home of beloved friends, after losing his five-year battle with cancer. A native of Bronxville, NY, he divided his time between the Baltimore area and Sebago, Maine. Since 2005, Charles taught science at Loyola Blakefield in Towson, Maryland, where he led the speech and debate team to a national championship. Previously, he taught at Loyola School, Manhattan. He also spent 20 years at Camp-O-At-Ka in Maine, his favorite place, serving as Summer Director.
Charles was born at New York Hospital (now New York Presbyterian), and grew up in Bronxville. He attended The Chapel School, Immaculate Conception School, Regis High School, Loyola University, and Stanford University.
Charles leaves behind his beloved mother, Marilyn Lamonte Donovan of Bronxville, NY, his cherished goddaughter, Taryn Reaves, of Portland, Maine, and a large adopted family of dear friends. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Donovan, and his grandparents, Dr. Charles E. and Lucille Lamonte.
A wake will be held on Friday, September 24th from 5-8 PM at Fred H. McGrath and Son, 20 Cedar St., Bronxville, NY. The funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 25th at 9:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe, NY. Interment will follow at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY. Loyola Blakefield held a memorial prayer service on Sept. 13. Camp O-At-Ka will host a celebration of Charles’ life on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Donations in Charles’ memory may be made to the Camp O-At-Ka scholarship fund.