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Gerard I. O'Connor

1930 ~ 2022 (age 91)

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Obituary

O’CONNOR, Gerard I. of Lynbrook NY, on May 12, 2022 at age 91, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Carol. Survived by his loving children Stephen O’Connor, Michael O’Connor (Renee), Kathleen Riveiro (Michael), and Karen O’Connor. Cherished grandfather to Kevin, Kathryn, Brendan. Predeceased by his siblings Margaret, Alice, and James. 

Gerard was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., attended St Augustine Diocesan High School, and was an original member of the Brooklyn Cadets baseball team. He served in the US Air Force from 1951-1952 during the Korean War, and a year in the NY Air National Guard in 1953. He graduated from Fordham University in 1954 earning a B.S. degree in accounting.  While working as an accountant in NBC Rockefeller Center NY he met his beautiful wife, Carol. They wed in 1962 and moved to Lynbrook, Long Island, to raise a family.  

In 1966 Gerard earned a Master’s degree from NYU in Physical Education and enjoyed a successful career teaching students in Queens NY (Mater Christi and PS 73) and the Farmingdale school districts.  He coached and umpired in several youth baseball leagues.  During retirement he was a beloved bus driver for special needs children in the Rockville Centre school district.   Gerard was an active parishioner at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Lynbrook where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Usher. 


     Anyone who wishes to donate in lieu of flowers may send donations in Gerard's honor to Shriners Children's Hospital (shrinerschildrens.org/en) or Our Lady Of Peace Roman         Catholic Church (olplynbrook.com).


Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 14, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home, Inc.
34 Hempstead Avenue (corner Peninsula Blvd.)
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Visitation
Sunday
May 15, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home, Inc.
34 Hempstead Avenue (corner Peninsula Blvd.)
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Visitation
Sunday
May 15, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home, Inc.
34 Hempstead Avenue (corner Peninsula Blvd.)
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Funeral Mass
Monday
May 16, 2022

9:45 AM
Our Lady of Peace RC Church
25 Fowler Avenue
Lynbrook, N.Y. 11563

Interment with Military Honors
Monday
May 16, 2022

St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Donations

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Web: http://donate.lovetotherescue.org

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