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Michael Thomas O'Connor

Michael T. O’Connor passed away May 29, 2020 after a tough fight against cancer. He was born October 10,1964 in Wadsworth, Ohio to Fran (nee Logar) and Michael O’Connor, where he lived his whole life.  Mike was a dedicated employee at the Sterling Paper Company. He was a 1983 graduate of Wadsworth High School where he was an outstanding athlete. Mike was known for his love of the number 20; it would have only made sense that he rejoined our Lord in the year 2020.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Michael J. O’Connor; and father-in-law, James Moss.

He is survived by his wife, Teri (Moss) O’Connor; mother, Fran O’Connor; mother of his children, Mia (Hahn) O’Connor; children, Cory (Kelsey) O’Connor, Alicia O’Connor and Brianna (Sam) Hayes; brother, Dave (Ing) O’Connor; and grandchildren, Clark O’Connor and Amelia Hayes; nephew, Will O’Connor; niece, Devanne O’Connor; and mother-in-law, Betty (Knauss) Moss.

Mike was a friend to everyone he met. You could always count on him to help you out or be there whenever you needed him. He loved his family, and he especially loved being called “Papa Mike”.

The family wishes to express special thanks to all of the caregivers and staff at Hospice of the Cleveland Clinic Center for all of the care they provided Mike and the family during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation/Hospice, PO Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655,  in memory of Mike.

No service will be held at this time. Per Mike’s request cremation has taken place. The family will have a celebration of life at a later date. In the meantime, you are invited to send cards and letters to Mike’s family by way of the funeral home, or share videos, photos, memories, and other condolences with his family here on his Tribute Wall.

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To Dave and the O'Connor family, I'm so sorry for your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with you and Mike, God Bless you all.

John Roebuck Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM

To all the O'Connor family, The horrible disease of cancer has taken yet another awesome individual. I didn't know Mike as well as Fran, Davey and Alicia but my heart hurts for all of you suffering from this tremendous loss. No mother should have to bury a child, no child should lose their father at this young age and no brother should lose his only sibling so soon in life. Love, prayers and hugs to all of you as you learn to live the new normal without Mike. XOXO

Cheryl Severance Leib Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the day Mike was born. Cherish your memories! God Bless all of you!

Pat Cline Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

I remember the day I wore a monkey suit to work and Mike came in laughing hysterically. He'd share many stories with all of us we would all laugh, joke, and he always made me laugh. I can't forget that. Putting a smile on someone's face is a genuine personality trait that Mike showed. My condolences to Teri and his family. Your fight was long but not alone and never forgotten. We love you buddy.

Bobbie Ashelman Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this sad time. May our Heavenly Father give you strength for each new day until the clouds of sadness fade away. Hold fast to the good and precious memories. In Jesus Love,

Carolyn Lutz Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Joan Downing

Joan Downing Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathies to Teri and the family, my heart goes out to you for the loss of one so young. May comfort and smiles in time replace sadness and tears.

Kim Zeman (Bennett) Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

Mia and family So sorry for your loss

Sue Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael O'Connor

Katie Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

Jeff and I are truly sad to hear of Mikes passing he was always a gentleman and very considerate to all. Mike will truly be missed. All our love thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeff and Darla Jenkins

Darla Jenkins Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

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