Watchroom Death Notice – Daniel J. O’Connell Jr.

NAME: Daniel J. O’Connell Jr.
DOB: 01/09/1930
APPOINTED: 03/24/1955
RETIRED: 04/05/1983
PASSED AWAY: 06/19/2019

CALLING: Monday June 21, 2019 from 10:00AM-11:00AM Good Shepherd Catholic Church 2905 Carson Avenue Indianapolis IN 46203

SERVICE: Monday June 21, 2019 11:00AM Good Shepherd Catholic Church

BURIAL: Holy Cross/St. Joseph and Calvary Catholic Cemetery 435 West Troy Avenue Indianapolis Indiana 46217

LAST ASSIGNMENT: Daniel O’Connell was appointed to the Indianapolis Fire Department on 03/24/1955 after serving in The United States Navy during the Korean War. He was assigned on the USS Wisconsin as a radioman. He received a United Nations Service Medal and a Korean War Medal with a star. His first regular assignment in 1956 was on Engine 16. He transferred to Engine 12 a few months later before heading to Engine 14 to stay for over 9 years. Then he moved to Engine 03 before being promoted to Chauffeur and assigned to Engine 12 on 03/20/1968. He spent some time at the repair shops before transferring to Truck 32, Engine 27 for 6 years, Engine 5 C Shift, then last moved over to Engine 05 B shift before retiring on 04/05/1983. He served on the Princess Lakes Volunteer Fire Department while living in that community for over 30 years. He was a member of the Indianapolis Amateur Radio Club and enjoyed flying radio controlled aircraft.


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