Robert L. O’Connell, Jr., 66, of Pottstown, husband of Laurie S. (Trate) O’Connell, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2023.
Born in Darby, PA, he was the son of Mary (Horrigan) O’Connell and the late Dr. Robert L. O’Connell.
Laurie and Rob were in the same kindergarten class (unbeknownst to them until years later), were high school sweethearts, and got married in 1982. They were married 41 years.
Rob graduated from The Hill School in 1975 and from Providence College in 1981. He worked for Bechtel Corporation, then PECO, and, prior to his retirement in 2019, he was Sr. Supply OPS Specialist at Exelon Corporation, Nuclear Division.
Rob was passionate about his entire family and all his friends, and was a devout parishioner at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and felt privileged to be a Eucharistic Minister to the homebound.
Surviving along with his wife are his sons Michael O’Connell, husband of Ashley, and Andrew O’Connell, husband of Emily; grandchildren Catherine, Hilary, Trace and Robert (Bobby) O’Connell; siblings Margaret Starcevic, wife of Michael; John O’Connell; Christopher O’Connell, husband of Carol; Maureen Pence, wife of Scott; Timothy O’Connell, husband of Terri; Ellen Tubbs, wife of Michael; Mary Claire Ragan, wife of Joseph; Kathleen DeMutis; and many loved nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St. Aloysius Church, 223 Beech St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Burial will follow at St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:00-10:45 AM at the church gathering center.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rob’s memory to St. Aloysius School, 844 N. Keim St., Pottstown, PA 19464 or Friends of Kenyan Orphans, 18640 Mack Ave., Suite 1294, Gross Pointe, MI 48236 - https://www.friendsofkenyanorphans.org/about.