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Brian O'Donnell

d. September 1, 2020


Brian Patrick O’Donnell

Went home with his heavenly father on September 1, 2020. Born in Altoona, PA, Brian lived most of his life in Akron, Ohio. He was a die hard Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan and loved fishing, especially with his grandchildren. Brian was an amazing baseball player himself playing for his high school alma mater. Brian also loved spending time with his family.

Brian is a graduate of South High School in Akron, Ohio and served in the United States Army. He worked for the Finest, Tops and Giant Eagle food chain for over 30 years.

Brian is proceeded in death by his grandmother; Grandma Burks, Brother Leon (Lee) Jones Jr, Mother in Law Ruth Mosley; Brother in Laws Robert Mosley and Roger Mosley Sr.

Brian leaves to cherish his life and legacy, the love of his life Velze (Mosley) O’Donnell his wife of 42 years. Children: Camilla (Franklin) Lewis, Tara Mosley Samples, Gordon Mosley and Dante Mosley, Sr.

Parents: Margaret Jane O’Donnell (Leon) and Thomas Alfred O’Donnell. Siblings: Thomas O’Donnell (Shirley), Deborah Mosley ( Derrick), David O’Donnell, Beanne Clipper, Leon Jones ( Wendy), Farrah O’Donnell and Christopher Jones ( Mandy); 25 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Summa (City Hospital) Sandra Cox, Dr. Custodio, Dr. Phillips, Dr. Junko for your care and compassion; and Lehigh Valley Hosptial-Cedar Crest ICU (2J Unit) for going over and above with care and concern for our Pawpaw.

A Celebration of Life will be from Noon-2:00pm Friday, September 11, 2020 at Wilkinson Funeral Home at 1158 S. Arlington St. Akron, Ohio 44306. Homegoing will follow at 2:00pm at the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to: 1290 7th Ave Akron, Ohio 44306

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Friday, September 11, 2020

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