May 3, 2018 at age 63 following a brief illness. Beloved son of Hugh and Matie Donovan, Clifford was predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Matie Donovan, and step mother, Anne Guild Donovan. He is survived by his three siblings, Scot (Linda) Donovan, Susan Baysinger, Nancy (AJ) Burke; nephews, Isaiah and Noah Donovan, James and Andy Burke; nieces, Olivia Donovan, Linnea Baysinger, Jackie Burke; and many friends and relatives.
Cliff was a skilled craftsman who began his career building homes in this area. Later, he operated a contacting business and he was truly a “jack of all trades”. He was generous with his time and talents and his services were in high demand. He had the ability to listen to what his customers wanted and use his experience, skill and creativity to deliver a spectacular finished product. If you weren’t Cliff’s friend and the beginning of a project, you were at the end as he had the ability to connect with people.
Cliff had many friends who joined him in exercise classes at various YMCAs in the Rochester area. He cherished the relationships he built there as well as those at the Toastmasters club where he was a member for over twenty years. Cliff was devoted to the Assisi Institute and was proud to be a member of the Assisi family. Cliff was a kind and gentle man and he will be missed by all those who had the honor to know him.
A Celebration of Cliff’s life will be held Sunday, May 27, 1 PM at the Assisi Institute, 1400 N. Winton Rd., 14609. The family will greet friends at a reception following the service. For those of you who would like to make a donation in Cliff’s memory, we would ask you to consider the YMCA of Greater Rochester, Attn: Development Office, 444 East Main St., Rochester, 14604 or the Assisi Institute, 1400 Winton Rd N, Rochester, 14609.
1400 Winton Rd N., Rochester NY 14609
YMCA of Greater Rochester
444 East Main Street, Rochester NY 14604
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