Donovan Joseph Kendus - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Donovan Joseph Kendus

March 10, 2002 - January 13, 2019

Donovan Joseph Kendus, age 16, of Newark, DE and Alberta, VA, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Born in Newark, DE on March 10, 2002, Donovan was the son of Karen (Figgatt) Kendus and Brian J. Kendus. He was a junior at Dinwiddie High School in Dinwiddie, VA.

Spending time in Delaware and Virginia, Donovan lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed fishing, playing football, visiting the beach, playing PlayStation, and rocking out to his iTunes playlist. As a true fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Donovan loved watching games with his family and was elated to see the Birds win it all in 2018.

Donovan is survived by his mother, Karen (Figgatt) Kendus and her fiancé Timothy Anderson; his father, Brian J. Kendus and his fiancée Kaitlyn Ritter; sisters Karly Cavanaugh and Skylar Kendus; grandparents Don and MaryJo Figgatt, E. Joseph and Bonnie Kendus, and Cheryl and Curtis Mitchell; aunts and uncles Brian and Shante Figgatt, Brad and Jill (Kendus) Gregory, Steven and Cecilia Kendus, and David and April Renn; and cousins Harrison and Josephine Figgatt, Justin and Brynleigh Figgatt, Lincoln Gregory, Dominique and Gabriella Kendus, and Isabella, Logan, and Matthew Renn. Donovan is also survived by his girlfriend Hannah.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until noon on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Pkwy., New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at noon. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor Donovan’s memory by contributing to the SmartDrive Foundation’s teen driver safety program. Contributions can be made online at or can be mailed to: The SmartDrive Foundation, P.O. Box 8336, Wilmington, DE 19803.


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20 Condolences for Donovan Joseph Kendus

  • Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Family during this very difficult time.
    We were glad to of had the privilege to know such a fine young man. He will surely be missed by all.

  • My condolences Brian&Karen. Ira. I’ll be there whether you need me or not.

  • To the entire Kendus family so sorry to hear of your loss!

  • My heart goes out to you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss and will be praying for you

  • Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember how much you loved and cared for all your children. Even living in a different state you showed your love for him daily. Such a tragic loss for such a young man. My heart breaks for you and his extended family.

  • My prayers are with the family and friends, God Bless. “ Family and Friends Always “

  • I am so sorry for your loss

  • Brian and Family,
    I am so very sorry to hear the news about your son, Donovan. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Brian, My heart breaks for you and your family. I’m praying for each of you for the strength to get through this time and a future that will be forever changed. Please remember that you all have friends and family that are here for you.

  • There are no words to express my condolences. I pray that God dives you the strength to handle this. I am praying for the family under these difficult times.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Donovan’s family and friends at this sad time. May the Lord give you strength to endure and peace to sustain you

  • Cheryl & Curt, Jim & I send our deepest condolences for this untimely loss of your grandson. We wish you strength to bear this terrible burden.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your loss.

  • Steve and family I am so very sorry for your heartbreak. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers.
    Sandy Huber

  • Sending Great Grace and comfort in your time of need and deep grief. There is no word that can comfort. Praying that in the midst of it all you will receive the love that surrounds you all of those who deeply care.

  • Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is a pain no one should ever have to bear.

  • I’m so sorry for you loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Dearest Cheryl, Curt and family,
    There are no words to ease your broken heart… please just know that we have you in our thoughts…. with love
    Barb & John

  • Dear Cheryl,Curt, Brian and all the Kendus family

    We are so sorry for your loss. Donavan was a fine young man and will be missed sorely. Let the memories of times shared and the love of your family and friends surround you and give you strength.

  • Dear Cheryl and family. I cannot begin to imagine what you’re all going through at this time. I am praying for you daily. Just keep all those loving thoughts of Donovan in your heart forever.