Age 80, of Roseburg Oregon, departed this life November 29, 2012. Jay was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Michael John O’Connor and Bernice Claire (Cloyd) O’Connor October 9, 1932. Jay is proceeded in death by beloved wife Eloise Patricia (Stark) O’Connor and is survived by his six children, Denise Hatch and her husband Lynn of LaPine, Oregon; Dennis O’Connor of Portland, Oregon; Penny O’Connor-Munio and her husband Pedro of Cresson, Pennsylvania; Michael O’Connor and his wife Maria of Umpqua, Oregon; Brian O’Connor and his wife Kyoko of Poulsbo, Washington; Shannon Miller and her husband Scott of Roseburg Oregon, nine grand-children and two great-grandchildren.
Jay served honorably in the Army during the Korean conflict and spent his life helping others most notably more than 20 years he directed Sunrise Enterprises helping the physically and mentally handicapped throughout Douglas County Oregon. His passion for helping others and the community at large will be missed.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday January 5, 2012 at Coles Valley Cemetery in Umpqua Oregon with celebration of life following.