Edward ‘Ed’ O’Connor
ANDES — Edward “Ed” O’Connor, resident of Andes, died on April 21, 2014, at his residence with his family with him.
Ed was born on Aug. 21, 1934, in Brooklyn, to John and Dorothy (Kimmel) O’Connor. Ed was one of 12 children and grew up in Brooklyn, and was a true “Brooklyn Boy.”
Before retiring to his beloved Catskills, Ed worked for more than 40 years in catalog Fashion Photography. As a studio manager and account representative he saw the heyday of the big catalogs, Sears, J.C. Penney, Montgomery Wards, Lane Bryant and Aldens.
After retiring to his home in the Catskills, Ed loved being the “Home Carpenter,” playing golf, volunteering time to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, and was a familiar face at Margaretville Liquor Store where he worked part-time. He definitely was a ‘people person.’
He is survived by his wife, Laura; and three children, Keith O’Connor, Colleen Walsh and husband Brian Walsh, Wayne O’Connor and wife (Pamela Garramone) O’Connor; four grandchildren, Colleen Lazear and husband (Michael Lazear,) Kathleen Walsh and husband (Patrick Byrne) Nick O’Connor and Vincent O’Connor; one sister, Cathleen O’Connor Banahan.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in Ed’s memory may do so to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, Route 10, Delhi, NY 13753 or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Calling hours will be held at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, followed by closing prayers by Bishop Francisco Betancourt.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.