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Richard L. O’Donnell, 69 – Former Assistant Fire Chief

richard o donnell obituary

richard o donnell obituary

Richard L. O’Donnell, 69, of Frackville, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at his residence.

Born Oct. 22, 1951, in Butler Township, he was a son of the late William H. and Theresa (Chapman) O’Donnell.

He was a retired truck driver, having worked for Fanelli Trucking, Pottsville, and JB Trucking, of McAdoo.

Richard was a former member of Good Will Hose Company, Frackville, where he served as assistant fire chief and a former member of Frackville Community Ambulance Association.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond O’Donnell.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Judith (Thorn) O’Donnell; two daughters, Leah Manwiller, of Frackville, and Dawn Bechtel and her husband, James, of Frackville; five grandchildren, Alora Castorina, Kira Manwiller, James Bechtel, Michael Bechtel and Katelyn Bechtel; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, William O’Donnell, of Lost Creek; nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 18, at Nice-Hart Funeral Home Inc., 9 N. Lehigh Ave., Frackville, PA 17931. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Frackville Community Ambulance Association, 52 E. Arch St., Frackville, PA 17931. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Saint Clair. Nice-Hart Funeral Home Inc., Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.

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