He was the Art Director at American Greetings, retiring in 2010. An avid golfer and bowler, he also loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Lynda (nee Ward) O'Connell; children, Michael O'Connell, Thomas (Dorie) O'Connell and Stacy O'Connell; siblings, Rev. Frank (Beverly) O'Connell, Mary (Jeff) Gschwind, Rev. Robert (Debra) O'Connell and Margaret (Preston) Ferguson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Elizabeth (nee Holland) O'Connell.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11 A.M. in the Chapel at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, 14 Mitchell Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94903.