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Age 40, of Middletown, DE, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Christiana Hospital.
Born in Wilmington, John was the son of the late Bernadine (Ogonowski) and John B. O'Connell, Sr. A graduate of Drexel University, he owned and operated O'Connell Engineering, Inc., specializing in civil and architectural engineering.
A loving husband and father, John will be dearly missed by his wife of 15 years, Karen (Klim) O'Connell, and his children, Sydney, Mason and Avery, all at home. Also surviving is his sister, Kelly Beattie, his brother, Bill Brittingham, his father- and mother-in-law, Charles and Louise Klim, and his brother-in-law, Gregory Klim. His sister, Kathryn O'Connell, predeceased him.
Friends and family are invited to visitation on Saturday, May 4th between 10:30 AM and 12 noon at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Chesapeake City, MD.
Published in The News Journal from May 2 to May 3, 2013