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John F. O'Connor

August 29, 1933December 8, 2020
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John F. O'Connor, 87, Korean War United States Air Force Veteran, longtime resident of Orland Park, Illinos at rest December 8, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Mary Louise. Loving father of Michael (Keiko), David, Daniel (Debbie), Patricia (William) Cusack, and Linda (Jeff Rulien). Cherished grandfather of Jennifer O'Connor, Jacquelyn (Dan) Cunningham, Katie, Melissa, and Jessica O'Connor and Patrick O'Connor. Great grandfather of Benjamin, Aaron, and Clayton Cunningham. Fond brother of the late Frank (Arlene). Many loving nieces and nephews.

He lived his life to the fullest and is remembered for his incredible sense of humor, faith in God and a steadfast belief in honor, honesty and integrity. He had many great loves including his family, friends and the Chicago Bulls.

Visitation Monday, December 14 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Orland Funeral Home, 9900 West 143rd Street, Orland Park, Illinois. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, 11:30 AM at St. Michael Catholic Church, 14355 Highland Aveenue, Orland Park, Illinois. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery. Orland Funeral Home will adhere to current restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allows 10 or fewer guests at a time. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. For more information please call (708) 460-7500 or visit www.orlandfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 14, 2020

  • Mass Of Christian Burial

    Monday, December 14, 2020

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  • Interment

    Monday, December 14, 2020

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John Warner

December 28, 2020

Johnny was an awesome man and mentor to me. I have never found a more honest loyal and loving person willing to help anyone ever. I truly love this man. I am so sad that I didn’t know of his passing for I would’ve been there with tears down my eyes and love in my heart for his family and all who knew him. God bless you Johnny (We worked together for years at Keller Heartt and Midtown Petro he was an awesome man ❤️❤️ I will never forget the things he gave me . His wife was his world , when she past I never heard from him again. ) when John was in the hospital an I would come and see him, his wonderful wife would be so happy to see me 😢 She was so wonderful, Johnny would always complain she’s at the Casino again ! He loved her so much. Rest In Peace you both
JOHN WARNER
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Jacquelyn Cunningham

December 14, 2020

My grandfather was one great person. We had the best memories of going to the bulls games and papa Joe’s every Tuesday. He loved to sing the song wonderful world to me when i would spend the night and wake up in the morning. He also was a good great grandpa to my boys they were so lucky to be able to meet him and spend time with him. I will cherish those memories forever!

Bill Cusack

December 14, 2020

When I think of my Father in Law, and good friend John, a few themes come to mind. The first is Integrity. John's view of the world was black and white. There was a right way and a wrong way to do things. There was no "grey" in John's view. He had no tolerance for immoral and or unethical behavior. The second is Faith. He had unshakeable faith. He never missed church and was a fixture at the 7:30 AM mass every Sunday until recent years where he discovered that he could sleep in and attend on Saturday evenings. Finally, there was Love. John had many loves. He loved his work as a salesman. He was competitive by nature and enjoyed "winning a deal". But mostly he enjoyed building relationships with customers that many turned into life long friendships. He loved sports. He was an accomplished prep basketball player in his day. He was an avid Cubs fan and the best fan the Chicago Bulls ever had. He enjoyed golf. I had the pleasure of being his golf partner for many years where we both tried to master the game but always came up short. He loved Music. He had a great, booming baritone voice that he used to serenade his children to get out of bed so they would not be late for school. "A bright golden haze in the meadow" is forever burned in their memories. He loved old movies, especially musicals as well as the theater. He loved to tell stories. He had a great sense of humor. He loved a good joke, the more politically incorrect the better. He had a long list of humorous sayings that he would use to get his point across. He loved his many long time friends and a more recent friend, Rod, his care giver. He loved his 5 children and his 9 grand children. He was proud of their accomplishments. He was a devoted uncle to his many nephews and nieces. His great love however, was Mary Lou. They shared a wonderful life together and we are now comforted during this sad time with the knowledge that they are reunited again. Rest in Peace John.

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