Richard K. O’Donnell – December 18, 2017

Richard K. O’Donnell, 73, of Dover and formerly of Carrollton died Monday, December 18, 2017 in the Hennis Care Centre at Dover following an extended illness.

Born Jan. 22, 1944 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Martin J. and Viola (Kreeger) O’Donnell.  In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother, Helen Lockhart, Evelyn Levis, Bob O’Donnell, and Janet O’Donnell.

He was a retired life insurance agent. Richard was a self taught organist and served as the organist at Mt. Bethel Community Chapel in Uhrichsville and loved his church family.  He enjoyed gospel music and loved traveling with his wife Judith to Gospel concerts.  He was also an antique enthusiast and had previously been active in the cub scout programs at both Carrollton, Ohio and Wilmington, Delaware.  In his later years, his grandchildren were the joy of his life.

Richard will be sadly missed by his family including his wife of 53 years, Judith (Clarenbach) O’Donnell who he married on July 11, 1964; two sons, Richard (Sara) O’Donnell of Dover and Tom (Christy) O’Donnell of Wesley Chapel, Florida; three grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, and Annie along with his extended family of Valerie Weaver Maxwell.

A service celebrating Richard’s life will be held Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 beginning at 6pm in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory at Dover with Pastor Doug Mallernee officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-6pm.   Those unable to attend may sign the online guestbook by visiting the funeral home website at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Bethel Community Chapel, c/o Janet Hanlon, 104 Boyce Dr., Bowerston, Ohio 44695 or the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders c/o Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation, One Perkins Square, Akron, Ohio 44308.

Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory
803 North Wooster Avenue
Dover, Ohio 44622