Gary Ralph O'Connor, 68, passed away on Wednesday, December. 4, 2013, with his family by his side. Born in Elyria, on June 27, 1945. He graduated high school in 1963. Served in the United States Air Force 1963 - 1965. He married Barbara Reith in 1967. Moved to Arizona in 1979. He worked as a machinist for Allied Signal, retiring in the year 2000. Gary enjoyed retirement golfing and helping many people in our community.
He is survived by his wife Barbara; two sons, Ralph O'Connor and Michael (Cheryl Caponigro) O'Connor; grandson, Michael G. O'Connor; sister, Molly Kelly of Elyria; brother, David O'Connor of Elyria; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, Alma and Ralph O'Connor; and sister, Carolyn Telenko.
Visitation will be 12:30 - 2:30 P.M. Tuesday, December 10 at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257, with a Memorial Service at 2:30 P.M.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 (www.hov.org).