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Kevin Joseph O'Donnell

1957 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
O'Donnell, Kevin Joseph 05/25/1957 ~ 06/09/2013 SAN DIEGO -- Kevin Joseph O'Donnell, 56, of Scripps Ranch passed away peacefully at home with his wife at his side and surrounded by the love of his children on June 9, 2013. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was 13 years old. Kevin was a Boy Scout and excelled in sports, especially in football at Pacific Palisades High School. He received a BA from USC and was a beloved Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity brother. Kevin briefly dabbled in acting in L.A. before becoming a CPA in 1988 embarking on a career in accounting. He was employed as a CFO at several San Diego companies in the past 25 years. Most recently, Kevin was the CEO and President of Crownair Aviation for 10 years. After leaving Crownair in 2009, he continued to work as a private business consultant until his illness. Kevin was a loving father and husband who had a passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed hiking, biking, boating and photography. He also coached basketball teams for all of his children. Kevin was a proud member and sponsor of AA for 26 years. Kevin is survived by his parents Joseph Vincent O'Donnell and Mary Teresa O'Donnell, his wife Carol O'Donnell, as well as his 5 children, Jessica O'Donnell, Dena McQuestion, Kevin O'Donnell Jr., James O'Donnell, and stepson Beau Behrends. Survivors also include his two brothers, Jim O'Donnell of Huntington Beach and Jeff O'Donnell of Los Angeles as well as four nieces. Calling hours will be held at Clairemont Mortuary, 4266 Mt. Abernathy Ave., San Diego, CA 92117, on Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services are at All Saints Lutheran Church, 6355 Radcliffe Drive, San Diego, CA 92122, on Friday, June 14, 2013, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Diego Chapter of the ALS Association in Kevin's name.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on June 12, 2013
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