Joseph O'Donnell

Joseph Bernard O'Donnell Jr.

July 27, 1956 - June 5, 2021
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    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 | 9:30am
    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 9:30am
    Private Funeral in Levinson's Chapel with Webcasting
    Please click the view the webcast link above to watch the funeral service.


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Joseph O'Donnell, Jr., of Pikesville, Maryland, passed away on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at the age of 64. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lori O'Donnell (nee Smith); son, Andrew O'Donnell; siblings, Barbara (Ted) Rowe, Kathy (Bill) Volk, Nancy (David) Webb, Laura O'Donnell (Henry Faraone), Peter (Nancy) O'Donnell, and Suzie (Randy) Owings; and many, many, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and other loving relatives. Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Barbara and Joseph O'Donnell, Sr.

Services are Private, Funeral in Levinson's Chapel with Webcasting. Please click the view the webcast link above to watch the funeral service, on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 9:30 am. Interment Beth El Memorial Park. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research ( or the Lea Marie Faraone Foundation (
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Shannon Wilson-Murray

Posted at 04:51pm
So so heartbroken for you and Andrew, Lori. He was a truly lovely man and you were an excellent couple together that balanced and complimented each other in so many ways. I saw how hard he fought and I hope his being at peace can bring something small comfort to you and Andrew. Sending much love and prayer. -Shannon

Francine Selzer

Posted at 04:28pm
My Deepest Condolences and Sympathy upon the Passing of Joe. Lori, He was a wonderful Person,
and Friend. Always treasure the Beautiful Memories of Your Husband in Your Heart Forever.
Heaven got a Beautiful Angel.

Sherri Kassimir

Posted at 12:49pm
Dear Lori and family
I am so sorry for loss of your wonderful husband. My heart goes out to you for this devastating loss. There are no words to help with the pain you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Sherri

Howard and Maureen Davidov

Posted at 09:11pm
Dear Lori,
We are so very sorry for your loss. We hope your wonderful memories of Joe will bring you comfort. May his memory always be for a blessing to you and your family.

Bracha Goetz

Posted at 09:08pm
Dear Lori,
Watching the memorial service, I learned about the good man with whom you shared your life for over 30 years. May the many mitzvos you do, continue to bring merit to your husband's shining soul.
Bracha Goetz

Felicia Stolusky

Posted at 08:49pm
Lori, I am sending you, your son, Andrew and your family my deepest condolences. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan Rabin

Posted at 08:34pm
Lori I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I hope you are comforted by your memoies and the support of family and friends.

Cheri Milrad

Posted at 03:24pm
Dear Lori, My heart is breaking for your great loss. Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time. Your JCC family loves you.

Lynn Montgomery

Posted at 12:34pm
Lori and Andrew, my heart goes out to you both on the loss of your husband and dad. I’m so very sorry, but I hope that all of your good memories of him help you get through this. You’ll be in my thoughts.

Betsy and Lou Narrow

Posted at 11:00am
Dear Lori and Andrew2,
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Joe. We learned so much about him at the funeral service and the kind of wonderful and beautiful and gentle soul that he was and how close all his family were and how much he loved life. We were sorry we never got to meet but felt as if we had. Much love, Betsy, Lou and Julia

Diane Gensler

Posted at 10:34am
Lori, I was so sorry to hear. Thinking of you. Sending our condolences and sympathy. Diane from your fitness classes

Richard McCann

Posted at 10:10am
If you knew , my nickname for him, all the 30some years I’ve known him, “smiling Joe or Irish Joe” . . We used to call each other “Irishman rich and Irishman Joe” …many of those encounters, addressing each other, did actually have something to do with beer !!! Lol
Irishman Joe , You were the definition of a genuine nice guy!!!
I am a better person for knowing Irishman Joe !!! Godspeed my Gaelic friend. Miss you already

Ellen, Dave, Myles and Jace Kraemer

Posted at 09:08am
Lori, Andrew and Laura, we send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Joe was always a ray of sunshine when he was in our presence. Great guy and coach! Thoughts and prayers are with you. May his memory be for a blessing.

Sally Davis

Posted at 08:44am
Dear Lori,
I am so sorry for your loss. May his memory be for a blessing.

Judi and Bernie Cataldo

Posted at 07:58am
Dear Lori,
We are so sorry for the loss of your husband.
May good memories help you through this difficult time.

james bullington

Posted at 07:52am
Dear Lori,Andrew and the entire O'Donnell family,please accept our most deepest sympathies..Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times..Joe fought the good fight for a long time and now is at peace.."safe home my good friend"...

Lois Bedell

Posted at 01:13am
Dear Lori,
My deepest condolences to you and your family.

haven kodeck

Posted at 02:34pm
Dear Lori, Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your Family at this difficult time.

Renee Kimmel

Posted at 02:18pm
I was so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. He was always so kind to me, such a great guy. I still remember his pep-talk when I was deciding to commit to being PTA prez at OMHS. I enjoyed running into you both over the years. I hope all of your wonderful memories bring comfort to you and Andrew.

Olav & Barbara Nyseter

Posted at 12:12pm
Dear Lori and Andrew, We are truly saddened to hear about Joe's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy.

Yvonne and Mitch Fishbein

Posted at 09:35am
Dear Lori, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We pray that you will find comfort in all the precious memories you shared.

Erica Bloom

Posted at 07:34am
Lori and Andrew, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Joe was one of JVC’s super volunteers who was a staple of annual Mitzvah Day. He came wearing a smile inside and out, always warm, welcoming and offering a friendly helping hand. He was one of a kind. Sending you comfort. May his memory be a blessing.

beth el congregation

Posted at 07:19am

The Officers, Board of Trustees and Staff of Beth El Congregation express a deep sense of loss on the passing of our member, Joseph O’Donnell, Jr. May his memory be for a blessing.


Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak

Posted at 07:11am
Lori and Andrew,
I have no words to say that will comfort you at this time. joe was an awesome neighbor, never failing to help us when we needed anything. He was bubbly always with a smile and in conversation you knew he was really listening . There is a community that will hold you up thru not only beth El but your JCC world.. my deepest sympathy.

Gail & Eddie Zuskin

Posted at 06:48am
Lori and Andrew, we are so sorry to hear about your loss of a great husband and Dad. Joe was always your biggest fan. May your memories carry you through the days ahead and may Joe’s memory always be a blessing.

Beth Schlein

Posted at 06:04pm
Laura and Family - my deepest condolences on the passing of Joseph. May the memories you shared be a source of comfort to you during this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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