O'CONNOR JOHN THOMAS Went peacefully to the Lord on September 11, 2021 surrounded by his family. He is survived by Patricia, his devoted wife of sixty-two years, and beloved daughters Laura O'Connor Searfoorce, her fiancé, Will, Maureen O'Connor Dutton, her husband, Howard, and Kimberly O'Connor. He is also survived by grandchildren Ryan Searfoorce, his fiancé, Olga, Kevin Searfoorce, his wife, Theresa, Christopher Adcock, Nicholas Adcock, Kathryn Adcock, and seven great grandchildren. A proud first generation American, John was born in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, New York City, to John O'Connor and Nellie Hanley O'Connor on September 26, 1930.He completed grammar school at The Church of the Sacred Heart School in 1944, and went onto Cardinal Hayes High School, from which he graduated in 1948. John earned his bachelor's degree in business from The College of the City of New York. In 1964, he relocated with his family to Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, where he resided for the remainder of his life. A well respected and sought-after financial analyst, he traveled throughout Europe and the United States sharing his expertise in the developing field of technical analysis of financial markets. In 1993, he completed his career with PNC Bank as a Senior Vice President and Director of Technical Analysis in Philadelphia. John was an enthusiastic sports fan, who shared his love of the New York Mets, Giants, and Rangers with all throughout his life, creating a legacy of New York sports fans far and wide. The family wishes to express their gratitude to all who cared for John with compassionate care and dignity. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing at 10:00am on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church 212 Welsh Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 followed by Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cardinal Hayes High School, 650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451, or the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, 2955 Edge Hill Rd., Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania 19006. WACKERMAN F.H.
Published by The Philadelphia Inquirer on Sep. 14, 2021.