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Raymond E. O'Connor, 94, died peacefully in his home on May 29, 2019. Dearly
beloved husband of Renate, devoted father of Rita (Ed) Konstanty, Elaine
(Jim) McCarthy, David (Sandra) O'Connor and Mark (Beth) O'Connor. Cherished
grandfather of Corey (Vania), Kathleen, Ana, Kevin, Eric, Sean, Logan, Adam
and Kendall, and proud of the people his grandchildren became; loving son of
the late Raymond P. and Elizabeth Braun O'Connor; fond brother of Bettyan
Hrkel, and preceded by Dolores Florek, Maurice, Norbert, Francis, Laurence,
and Jerome O'Connor.

The great loves of Ray's life were St. Rita, ice cream, traveling, aviation, and his
family. He had 41 years of dedicated service to his country, first in the
U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, then the rest of his career with the
U.S. Army National Guard. He was a proud and active alum of St. Rita High
School, Class of 1942. He served on the school boards of St. Rita High
School and St. Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School. Member and service
representative of NARFE-National Active and Retired Federal Employees for
many years.

Family and friends will gather at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western Ave., Chicago, on Friday, August 9, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at
11a.m. Rev. Tom McCarthy, OSA, officiating. Military honors to follow.
Private burial St. Mary Cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions in the name of Raymond O'Connor to St. Rita High School,
www.stritahs.com or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org,
greatly appreciated.

Please visit RAYMOND O'CONNOR BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or
memories in the online guest book, visit <http://www.chapelc.com/>
www.chapelc.com or <http://www.facebook.com/centralchapel>
www.facebook.com/centralchapel. Arrangements by CENTRAL CHAPELS, Chicago,
773-581-9000.