ANDERSON — Harry B. O’Connor, 85, Anderson, passed away Aug. 28, 2013, at his residence after a brief illness.
He was born July 21, 1928, in Anderson, the son of Harry A. and Clora (Davis) O’Connor. He was a lifelong Anderson resident and served in the U.S. Army. He retired in 1990 from Delco Remy after 40 years and held several supervisory positions in engineering.
Harry was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church for 58 years and served the church in many ways.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Suzann O’Connor; nine children, Philip O’Connor, Kerry (Tina) O’Connor, Patrick (Joyce) O’Connor, Laura (Dan) Pitcock, Harriett (Martin) Russel, Jeanne (Dennis) Justice, Janice (Tony) Martin, Daniel (Rebecca) O’Connor and Karen (Andy) Brock; 23 grandchildren, Chris, Jennifer, Michael, Alicia, Teri, Ryan, Kelli, Cami, Jeff, Elaine, Susan, Chad, Brian, Lauren, Abby, Nick, Alan, Aaron, Maggie, Molly, Tyler, Alec and Lily; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Clora Butler and Harriett Pettibone.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church with Monsignor Robert Sell officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home. A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church.
Post online condolences at www.brownbutzdiedring.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.