James M. O’Donnell, 62, of Valencia went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 8, 2021 with his beloved wife by his side. He was born in Pittsburgh on September 5, 1958 to the late John and Virginia O’Donnell. Jim served his country honorably with the U.S. Army. He was a systems tech for Verizon for over 30 years where he met his wife. He enjoyed fishing, history, music (especially great guitarists, like Roy Buchanan), Pittsburgh sports, and riding his mower to think and pray. He was known to be very diplomatic and to have an extremely strong faith. He was an excellent husband and father who loved to be with his family. James was the husband of Colleen (Cullen) O’Donnell for 31 years; father of Kristie (Dave) Falk, Gary M. Branscum, Kaitlyn Christie, and Kylee O’Donnell; brother of John O’Donnell, Gary (Linda) O’Donnell, Paul (Karen) O’Donnell, Patricia (Ron) Curilla, and Maryann (Brian) Hilliard; grandfather of Brianna, Bradley, Bailey, Elizza, and Elliot. He is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews. All services will be held privately through the SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD. BUTLER, PA 16001 WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL.COM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to colon cancer research.
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