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Dennis O'Donnell


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Dennis O'Donnell
Apr. 1,1946 - Dec.12, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dennis O'Donnell, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Dec. 12, 2018. He was 72 years old.
He was born in Monterey, CA and attended Carmel Mission School, San Carlos School, and Walter Colton Jr. High. For 3 years of high school, Dennis chose to go to Mont La Salle in Napa,CA, where he was schooled by the Christian Brothers. He graduated as a senior from Junipero Memorial High School in Monterey.
He proudly served his country as an Army medic both in Viet Nam, and stateside at Ft. Ord, before it became a University of CA.
Dennis loved animals, especially cats. He always kept one as a pet.
He loved music. His tastes were eclectic, ranging from folk music like Joan Baez, to pop and rock music such as The Beatles, the Doors, and Queen, and the soft ballads of Canadian singer Michael Buble. He also loved musicals, and of course, his favorite was "Cats."
Not only did Dennis appreciate music, but also played instruments himself. He owned a 3 keyboard organ and an upright piano.
Dennis had physical talents also. From an early age, he showed an aptitude for roller skating. By the time he was an adult, he had become an accomplished roller, inline and ice skater.
He was very proud of his collection of fine porcelain and glass figurines.
Dennis is survived by his older brothers Pat O'Donnell, of Sultan, WA, Mike O'Donnell of Fresno, CA and his younger sister Molly Holmes of Magalia, CA and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of condolences to the family, it was Dennis' request that donations be made in his name to the Foundation.
Cottonwood Memorial Mortuary, 4670 Highland Drive, SLC Utah 84117


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Published in The Monterey Herald on Jan. 11, 2019
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