Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home

11801 Se Mt Scott Blvd., Portland, OR


Paul Donovan

October 21, 1948October 6, 2019

Joseph Paul Donovan passed away October 6, 2019 at Portland Adventist Hospital from heart failure.

He graduated from Moler Barber College and celebrated 50 years as a Master Barber in 2018. He retired as owner operator of Donovan’s Barber Shop on Division Street.

His favorite vacations included cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii. He enjoyed trips to the Oregon coast. He was an avid Elvis Presley fan. He shared in the care of his mother-in-law for the last ten years of her life.

He is preceded in death by his parents and five siblings.

He is survived by his wife Karen, sons Joe, Jason, Jeff, and stepsons Steve and Don, and is a beloved grandfather to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Paul’s life will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 11 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 11801 SE Mt. Scott Blvd. in Portland. A reception will follow.


  • Memorial Service Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Reception Friday, October 11, 2019


Paul Donovan

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October 11, 2019

Mary and I want to express our sorrow at Paul's passing.
We used to get into many discussions with Paul and enjoyed
our time at the Barber Shop while he was cutting my hair.
We will miss those times very much.
Leroy and Mary

Dottie Ritner

October 10, 2019

Paul was a good man, a fun brother-in-law, a loving friend to my husband Jim and a great barber. He set up the best Christmas trees in his home and always made sure his mother-in-law Dorothy had one too. The most wonderful laughter came out of him and he showed his love to Karen in the sweetest ways. God Bless him and love to his family. Dottie

Shannon Monahan

October 9, 2019

Sharon Gary monahan was his brother. He passed in 1985.

Sharon Schlotthauer

October 9, 2019

Just learned that we were fully related about six weeks ago and so sorry not to have had more time to get to know you better. But I do know your Monahan relatives and I know Gary Monahan was either a good customer or he worked with you cutting hair I’m not sure which one. I was with Jim Monahan in August and that’s when I learned a relationship between us was a fact. Condolences to all your family Sharon Monahan Schlotthauer

Shyleen Donovan

October 9, 2019

Grandpa I’m going to miss you so much. I wish you could have been here to meet my baby coming 2020 an shays that will be here this month. I will never forget how much u love Elvis an how much you loved your family. Rip grandpa

Jenny Vidrine

October 8, 2019

We are thinking about all of you and wish we could be there to help celebrate his life. My memories of Uncle Paul involve all of the little details in his barber shop and his love of Elvis. Both things bring a smile to my face when I think of them. I hope that in time you have peace in knowing that he is watching over you and that his love remains with you all.
Jenny (Sheets) Vidrine

Shannon Church

October 8, 2019

My condolences and apologies. I will be out of country until the 12th so will be unable to attend. My fondest memories of him is just how much love I can remember he and my dad had for each other. They both loved Elvis and it's funny looking back it's their elvis hair and laughing together that I remember most and his smile, always smiling. Love and prayers Shannon Monahan church

Joseph Donovan

October 8, 2019

Due to me being out of state when the service will happen. I will not be able to appear. I loved grandpa with all my heart even though I did not get to see him much. I only have good memories with him. Rest in peace grandpa! You will be missed!