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Gerald Lee "Gary" O'Connor

May 29, 1946 May 19, 2023
Gerald Lee "Gary" O'Connor
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Gerald Lee “Gary” O’Connor, age 76, of Buffalo, Ohio, died Friday, May 19, 2023, at his home. He was born July 29, 1946, in Buffalo, son of the late Paul and Thelma Louise Sullivan O’Connor. Gary was a 1965 graduate of Meadowbrook High School and attended Muskingum Area Technical College in Zanesville. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, having served 26 months in Germany. He retired in 2009 as a quality control tech from the Mahle Corporation in Caldwell and he was a member of the United Steel Workers. He was also a member of the Buffalo United Methodist Church. He loved cars, especially classic cars. Gary was devoted to his family and loved his grandchildren dearly.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria M. Longenberger O’Connor, whom he married June 15, 1969; his daughter, Lisa (John) Urdak of Pleasant City; two grandchildren, Wade Urdak and Wyatt (Clara) Urdak; and one brother, Robert D. O’Connor of Peebles.

A private graveside service will be observed by the family at Buffalo Cemetery with a veteran’s service conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be made to The James Cancer Center at or to Hospice of Guernsey at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, is caring for the family.

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Cemetery Details


Buffalo Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cherry Hill Road
Buffalo, OH 43722

Cherry Hill Road Buffalo 43722 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

The James Cancer Research Center at Ohio State University

P.O. Box 183112
Columbus, OH 43218-3112

Hospice of Guernsey

P.O. Box 1165
Cambridge, OH 43725

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