Gerard MJ Donovan, 72, of Fountain Hills, AZ passed away on October 23, 2018 after being diagnosed with prostate cancer almost 24 years ago. We were blessed to have him as long as we did thanks to the wonderful care of Dr. Susan Slovin at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Rod was born in San Diego, CA to Gerard and Alyce Donovan. Rod was in the USN for over nine years and was a combat carrier pilot in Vietnam. He then went on to be an airline pilot at Pacific Southwest Airlines which is now American Airlines for 27 years. Rod was very active with his family and enjoyed snow and water skiing, mountain bike riding, and playing tennis. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Kimberly and their son, Morgan. Gerard's oldest son, Barrett and his wife, Dawn live in Reno, NV with his two grandchildren, Caleb and Acacia. His middle son, Taylor and his wife, Jen also live in Reno, NV. He was a wonderful man and will truly be missed.