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John “Jack” F. O’Connor

Ocean Pines–John “Jack” Francis O’Connor, age 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at his home.  Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Frank and Marie Zeberlein O’Connor. He is survived by his wife, Barbara O’Connor and daughters; Micky Procter of Berlin, Trish Bonebrake and her husband, Darrell of Howard County, Md.; Kathy O’Connor and her husband, Steve Osborne of Carroll County, Md. and step-daughter, Mary K. Raley and her husband, Bill of Berlin. There are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are his sisters, Dorothy Gagliano and AnnMarie Patterson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Carroll “Bud” O’Connor and sisters, Patricia Cosner, Agnes Meacher and Marcela Krug.  He leaves numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Jack graduated from St. Bridget’s Elementary School and Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore before attending University of Baltimore where he played soccer. He then joined the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Oriskany as a Catapult crew leader. He played soccer for the USS Oriskany team in ports all over the world. Later he worked for Martin Marietta and other aerospace companies (Vought, Aeronca, Fairchild and the Martin Company).  
After Jack’s retirement from Martin Marietta he worked for Caldwell Banker, Caine Reality and Water Ways all in Ocean City.
A memorial service was held on Sept. 19, 2014 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Deacon Joe Carrarow officiated. Inurnment followed at the Eastern Shore Veteran’s Cemetery in Hurlock, Md. Rev. Anthony Greco officiated.
A donation in his memory may be made to:  Atlantic General Outpatient Infusion Center, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin, Md. 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent via: