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Michael "Mike" Patrick O'Connor

July 22, 1950 — March 14, 2020

Michael "Mike" Patrick O'Connor

Michael (Mike)  Patrick O’Connor, of Fisher Road, Meadville, formerly of Venango, died on Saturday, March 14, 2020 after failing health of several years.

He was born in Meadville, a son of Richard and Eloise Fleek O’Connor on July 22, 1950. 

Mike graduated from Cambridge Springs Joint High School  and began working for Charles Stiles and Associates as a surveyor for many years. He worked for Cabot Oil and in later years for Mercer Spring in Townville, Pa.

Mike was a member of the Crawford County Scuba Team and spent many years scuba diving in Florida, Canada, and the Cayman Islands. His favorite place to dive and camp was at B & B Diving with his friend Bill Tiger in the quarries in Hillsville, Ohio. Mike raised goats and rabbits for many years for the enjoyment of his friends and grandchildren.

He is survived by his former wife, Marlene Shearer Diesing, mother to his daughter Tiffany O’Connor Triana (Shawn) of Gold Canyon, Arizona,  former wife Diane Reed O’Connor Smith, mother of Michael Patrick O’Connor II (Jessica) of Venango, stepdaughter Kristy Allen of Saegertown. He is also survived by sisters Cynthia (William) McCabe of Phoenix, Arizona,  Karen (William) Hanna of Westford, Pa and Colleen (Jeffrey) Anderson of Goodyear, Arizona. Also surviving are his grandchildren Donovan and Maya Triana, stepgrandchildren Rory, Rachael, Renee and Ryan Allen and step grandchildren Nick & Olivia O’Connor. Also survived by niece Kelli (Dan) Lyons and nephew Connor Anerson.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his wife Bette Allen O’Connor and stepson John Allan and niece Traci McCabe.

Michael Patrick O’Connor was very proud of his Irish heritage and would be pleased to know that the private burial will take place at the Venango Cemetery on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, 2020.   Per his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. There will be a graveside memorial service held this summer.


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