John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 Duke OF Gloucester ST, Annapolis, MD


Donald Oscar O'Bannon

May 24, 1938March 16, 2020

Donald O’Bannon passed away peacefully in is sleep at home.

He is survived by the love of his life Joan Hogan, one sister, three daughters (his only children), eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

His family and friends knew him first as Donny, then Don, O’B, Opie (grandpa), and Bredstck the Clown. He had a successful and long career serving his country in the U.S. Navy’s Naval Security Group Command. Donald was a Christian Irishman who loved life. He especially loved fishing, hunting, and boating. He was a generous person who always had a smile, and was known for his random acts of kindness. He volunteered in the community through many organization, and was a lifetime member of many clubs.

There was a private viewing for the family in Annapolis, MD. The family plans to have a full military service for him in Alliance, Nebraska in the near future.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in memory of Donald O’Bannon to either Westside Academy, 4330 Clime Rd N, Columbus, OH 43228. You can view the schools profile at westside-academy.com. or you can donate to the Gary Sinise Foundation at garysinisefoundation.org.


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Donald Oscar O'Bannon

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Dennis Ihle

April 5, 2020

Knew O’B as he was known at NSGA Winter Harbor in the early 70’s. Very well liked and respected by all of his shipmates. My condolences to his family. RIP. Denny Ihle CTMC USN Retired.

Kelly Ferris

April 3, 2020

I had lunch with OB twice over the past two years. He was such a lovely man. So kind, generous and jolly. I always enjoyed spending time with him, whether in person or on the phone, hearing his stories about his adventures and his children and grandchildren. I know you will all miss him. Please accept my most sincere condolences and hope that the memories of his great stories sustain you.