Joseph James O'Donnell

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Joseph James O'Donnell, 63, of Orwigsburg, passed away Jan. 2.

Joe was born in Pottsville, Oct. 14, 1954, a son of the late Francis O'Donnell and Margaret Feinauer O'Donnell.

Joe was the husband of Elizabeth Ann Muncy O'Donnell. They married on Feb. 19, 1999.

Joe was preceded in death by a brother, Michael, and sister, Ann Gormon.

Joe was also preceded in death by his lovable boxer, Seamus, and is survived by his other sidekick, Nucky.

Joe was truly honored to have served as a policeman in the City of Pottsville from 1982 to 2004. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 44. From 2004 until the time of his passing Joe was employed as a Safety Coordinator by North Central Highway Safety network, Pottsville.

In addition to his wife, Joe is survived by daughters, Katie Ayn O'Donnell, Arlington, Va., and Jaime Leigh O'Donnell, Washington, D.C., as well as a son, McClay "Mac" O'Donnell, Orwigsburg. In addition to his children, Joe is survived by sisters, Dorothy Gillespie and Margaret Kaplan, and brothers, Francis, Daniel and Thomas.

A memorial gathering will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 11 a.m. when Mass begins Jan. 13 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "College of America" c/o Liz O'Donnell, 26 Grey Hawk Drive, Orwigsburg, PA 17961, to assist with Mac's college expenses. Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Orwigsburg, is honored to have been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Jan. 5, 2018