GREEN BAY – Heaven has gained a devout Christian and dedicated family man for whom dressing up in his Sunday best was as much an obligation and a joy as attending Mass itself. Bud Donovan, 85, passed away December 6, 2021, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident 10 days earlier.
Bud was well-known for the professional speaking voice he developed during a DJ and radio career in Monroe, Wisconsin, and Dubuque, Iowa, from the 1950s into the 1970s. He set the standard for lectors at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay for decades and also served on the parish council.
Bud was very proud of his family, Irish heritage, and extensive music collection. He accumulated thousands of CDs and vinyl albums from a wide range of genres. Music was always playing in the home, and Bud could honor any request by immediately walking to the exact spot in his collection to access the appropriate disc.
Born John Walter (Bud) Donovan in Chicago on April 6, 1936, to Wally and Anne (Schwenke) Donovan, Bud became...