A public memorial will be held Saturday for longtime local business owner John Donovan, according to media reports.
According to the Argus,a public memorial will be held 5 p.m. Saturday at the Alameda County Veterans Memorial Park, located at the corner of Paseo Padre Parkway and Walnut Avenue.
Many in the community were devastated to hear the news of Donovan's passing and reached out to Fremont Patch.
"John is the best, most honest, and nicest mechanic around," one longtime customer told Patch.
A memorial is currently in place at the body shop, located at 5100 Mowry Ave.
The Argus reports that more than many customers have came by to pay their respects to the local figure.
"You're never going to find someone like him anymore," another customer told the newspaper.