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Walter O'Connor

Walter Joseph O'Connor

Tuesday, November 22nd, 1927 - Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Walter Joseph O'Connor, 91, of Marietta, Ohio, died Friday, October 18, 2019 at Elmcroft of Marietta. He was born on November 22, 1927 in Pittsburgh, PA, to Walter Joseph and Rose Virginia Shea O'Connor.

Walter was a 1945 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a 1956 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with a Bachelors of Business Administration. He retired from Elkem Metals in 1985 after 35 years of employment. Walter was a member of The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption where he was an usher for many years, and volunteered with his wife at Marietta Memorial Hospital, American Red Cross and Franciscan Community Meals.

He is survived by his wife, Mary O'Shea O'Connor, whom he married on June 9, 1956; five children, Thomas O'Connor (Wayne) of Phoenix, AZ, William O'Connor (Lori) of Marietta, Kathleen Wharff (Chris) of Marietta, Marianne Gammon (Jacob) of Columbus, OH and Eileen O'Connor (Michael O'Harra) of Columbus; six grandchildren, Kevin Wharff (Molly), Casey Wharff, Shawn O'Connor, Will O'Connor, Jack Gammon and Emily Gammon; sister, Rose Marie O'Connor of Brattleboro, VT; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John O'Connor.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, with The Rev. Msgr. John Michael Campbell celebrating. Visitation will be at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home on Monday 5 to 7 p.m. with a Vigil service held at 5:00 p.m.

His family would like to thank all of his caregivers from Elmcroft and Amedisys Hospice for all of their love and support. Donations may be made in his memory to Amedisys Hospice.

Cawley & Peoples is honored to serve Walter's family and offers online condolences and many other resources by visiting their website, CawleyandPeoples.com .
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 21st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, October 21st, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    Address
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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    A vigil service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
  • Funeral Liturgy with Mass

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption
    Address
    506 Fourth Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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    Officiant
    The Rev. Msgr. John Michael Campbell
  • Interment

    Location
    New St. Mary's Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Marietta, OH 45750
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    Burial of ashes will take place at a later date.
  • Reception

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption
    Address
    506 Fourth Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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    Will immediately follow the service.

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Debra Kroll

Posted at 08:24pm
I will always remember Walt's wonderful attitude when he volunteered at the hospital. Always smiling and helpful and kind. The world needs more folks like him.❤️
BL

Billie Long

Posted at 07:15pm
Walter volunteered at mmh , he always had a smile on his face. He was so kind and sweet. Gonna miss him terribly
JS

Judy Offenberger schneider

Posted at 08:04pm
So sorry to learn of Walter's passing-I became acquainted w him and Mary when they volunteered at the hospital..always so helpful & had a smile to share..later came to learn that they knew my mom from St Mary's. Thoughts and prayers to the family
HS

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Posted at 02:06pm
Thanks for the friendship and wonderful memories! Your friends of the YMCA volleyball team. Karla, Dennis, Tom, Ed, Bob, Roxy, Francis, Rich Jr.
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C3 & Clyde, PAD, SLT & Gary, JVE & Tim, CW & Terr

Posted at 06:29pm
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