Donovan Lyle Garber, 89, of Canton, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday Jan 5, 2021. Donovan was born in Mansfield Ohio, August 31 1931 to David Lee Garber and Lois Garber. He attended Mansfield High School, graduating in 1949 and went on to graduate with a bachelors degree from Ashland University in 1953. Donovan worked for Goodyear Aerospace/Lockheed Martin as an Engineering Designer until retirement in 1990. Donovan was a loving father, husband, and grandfather. He cherished his children and grandchildren and enjoyed watching them grow and loved to spoil them. Donovan held strong Christian values and was a long-time member and deacon of Trinity Brethren Church. Donovan loved to play tennis and collect Canton glassware.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son David Donovan Garber.
Donovan is survived by his loving wife Martha of 66 years, and his two children, Daniel Garber and Susie (Steve) Fockler; Grandchildren Nate (Lauren) Fockler and Nick (Kelsey) Fockler; Great grandchild, Penelope Fockler.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00PM, Thursday at North Canton Cemetery.
The family invites you to visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to read the obituary, sign the online guestbook and share fond memories.