HOWLAND - David X. O'Connor Sr., 87, of Howland, passed away early Friday morning, April 5, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Sewickley, Pa., the son of the late Peter A. and Elizabeth Angus O'Connor.
David served our country with the 3704th Army Air Force base unit during World War II, and also served as a sergeant with the 8th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Following his discharge in 1952, David went on to marry the former Susan Bubb on Feb. 19, 1955, and together they would share more than 58 years of marriage and their seven children.
Mr. O'Connor had worked for Schaefer Equipment and then the former Copperweld Steel as a maintenance supervisor before his retirement in 1987.
He was an avid sports fan but was affectionately known as the "Greatest Steelers Fan" for the team he loved so dearly. He also enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing.
David, who was known as "Pop," will be sadly missed by his wife, Susan; his children, Kathleen "Kathy" (Michael) Yule of Fredericksburg, Va., Peggy O'Connor (Ed Anthony) of Peabody, Mass., David (Debbie) O'Connor Jr. of Warren, Peter "Pete" (Marge) O'Connor of North Royalton, Patrick (Debbie) O'Connor of Sharpsville, Pa., Maureen O'Connor of Warren and Michael (Carla) O'Connor of Erie, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; his former daughter-in-law, Michelle Friesen; and former son-in-law, Chuck Nelson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
A time of gathering will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Roberts-Clark Chapel of Lane Family Funeral Homes at 180 Garfield Drive, Warren, OH 44483.
As expression of sympathy, the family requests that any memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Rehabilitation Center in David's Memory.
Friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.