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Vale: David John O’Donovan

Very sadly, a long time basketballer and dear friend has passed away.
Up until a few months ago, David John O’Donovan (63), played basketball every week. David was a weekly competitor at Albert Park and Dandenong Basketball Stadiums, would very often be seen at Myths and Legends training sessions at Veneto Club in Bulleen on Sunday mornings, as well as at numerous tournaments. In his younger years, David played in competitions at Chelsea, Sandringham and other suburbs.
David leaves behind a wife and 2 boys, and our deepest condolences go out to them.
Unfortunately, David was recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND), a rare condition that progressively damages parts of the nervous system. MND leads to muscle weakness, often with visible wasting.
For those that want to attend the funeral service, it is tomorrow, 11:00am Thursday 29th June, at the Boyd Chapel, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Princes Highway, Springvale.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Live streaming of the service can be accessed at, and a guestbook is also accessible so that friends and teammates can convey their condolences.
We will miss you mate.
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