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James J. O'Donnell

October 5, 1946 - March 16, 2017

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James J. O’Donnell, 70, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday morning, March 16, 2017 at his home.

Born in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Joseph and Kathryn
(Mantush) O’Donnell.

Jim was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1965, and was employed for Luzerne County Community College as a custodian until his retirement. He was a member of St. Benedict’s Parish/St. Dominick’s Church, Parsons, and a member of The Triangle Club, Wilkes-Barre.

In addition to his Mother and Father, Kathryn and Joseph, he was preceded in death by his Brothers Thomas and Patrick O’Donnell and his Sister Theresa Meinel.

Surviving are his Wife of 32 years, Mary Ann (Merkel) O’Donnell, Wilkes-Barre, Brothers Joseph O’Donnell, Exeter, William O’Donnell and his Wife Nancy, Wilkes-Barre, Sisters Kitty Pascucci, Plains, Ann Piccolo and her Husband Dr. Anthony, York, PA, Mary Solt and her Husband Kevin, Egg Harbor, New Jersey, several Nephews and Nieces.

Funeral will be held Monday, March 20, 2017 at 8:30 am from the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street Plains, PA 18705, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 am in St. Benedict’s Parish/St. Dominick’s Church, 155 Austin Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705, with Father Joseph Adonizio, officiating. Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Family and friends may call Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the funeral home.

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand. An Old Irish Blessing

Memorial donations if desired may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. Pa. 18702.