William Lane Donovan, 95, of Ocala passed away May 14, 2018 in Ocala. He was born to the late William and Ethel Donovan in Brooklyn, NY on November 24, 1922. He was a pilot with American Airlines for many years and moved to Ocala around 2001 from North Carolina after retirement. William served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp and the United States Navy during WWII reaching the rank of Lieutenant. William attended Virginia Tech University for two years. He enjoyed skiing, sailing and was of Catholic faith. William was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth and is survived by daughter, Kristina Donovan Carmichael of Orlando; son, John Donovan of Mobile, 2-granddaughters: Kelliann Donovan of Mobile, AL and Katherine Elizabeth Carmichael of Orlando.