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Adrian Joseph O’Connor

Date of Death: January 16, 2023
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Monday 1/23

2:00-4:00 pm
6:00-8:00 pm

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
120 Keating Drive
Winchester, Virginia 22601
Tuesday 1/24, 11:00 am
Montgomery Memorial Park
9619 E. Dupont Avenue
London, West Virginia 25126
304-442-9212 | Map
Thursday 1/26, 2:30 pm

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Adrian to:

American Cancer Society,
P.O. Box 4110
Glen Allen, VA  23058


112 S. Kent St.
Winchester, VA  22601

Adrian J. O’Connor passed away peacefully at home on January 16, 2023, after a long battle with kidney disease and cancer. Adrian was born in 1954 in Jersey City, NJ, the son of the late William and Lillian O’Connor. He graduated from Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, NJ, Class of 1972, andContinue Reading

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Shelly Lee left a message on January 24, 2023:
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you , Toni and family. You know how much we all thought about your husband. Adrian touched all our lives in so many different ways in our community. I always appreciated how he would take time to listen to me about things I. Jim Barnett Park! Thank you for sharing your husband with. Winchester! We will miss him. ❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏 Shelly Lee
Cheryl S Lawrence left a message on January 24, 2023:
Love and prayers to Toni and the family on the loss of this incredible person. Adrian was a legend in his own time. How accomplished he was, yet so humble and unassuming - traits so hard to find today. Heaven has gained a great man, indeed.
Sonny Sibert left a message on January 23, 2023:
I always enjoyed his editorials I personally met Adrian when he began attending the Wednesday Coffee Club meetings. He was a humble man with a great sense of humor, What amazed us was his knowledge of all things. He was a wonderful addition to our group and he will truly be missed. My prayers with you, Sonny Sibert
Rachel Ringler left a message on January 23, 2023:
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Bonnie Ross Cooper left a message on January 21, 2023:
Adrian was a rock star at the Danville Register & Bee. Whether he was covering sports, writing editorials, or researching and publishing unprecedented histories of Danville and the people of the area, he always attracted readers from far and wide. It was a true privilege to work with Adrian. He was a tireless researcher, digging deeper and deeper until he found the full story. And he was a gifted and prolific writer, a man of high character, and a great friend to many people. Adrian J. O'Connor will always be missed, and never forgotten.
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Wanda Bird left a message on January 19, 2023:
Dear Toni, I am so sad about Adrian's passing. He has been a part of our lives since the beginning as Stephen knew him through work before we married. He lived near us in one of our first apartments as newlyweds. 'Gotta go see 'Age' Stephen would say. The thing I loved most about him was his 'always there' smile and positive demeanor. He was one of the good ones on this earth. Sending you a tight hug.
Arnold G Hendrix left a message on January 19, 2023:
Adrian was such a blessing in my life as a colleague and friend. We worked together at the newspaper in Danville, where we were lunch buddies, competed in basketball pickup games, officiated basketball games together, and for a time rented a house and roomed together. I also took a few road trips with Adrian. I remember going to Fenway Park. While in Boston, we walked the Freedom Trail. Adrian, with his vast knowledge of history, was a great guide. We also visited his hometown in New Jersey, and traveled to Cooperstown. If I recall correctly, Joe Morgan was inducted that year. I will always remember Adrian for his kindness; generosity; sense of humor; intellect; talent as a writer; and, during a difficult time in my life, his friendship.
Josh and Sally Cloonan left a message on January 19, 2023:
Adrian you will be missed. We love you..
Bill Austin of Charlotte NC left a message on January 19, 2023:
We lost this good Winchester friend far too soon. Adrian was always good company and supportive of my work. No matter how busy he may have been, there was always time to chat when I dropped by his office. We spoke often during the years I headed up Shenandoah University's History and Tourism Center. His knowledge of regional history always amazed me as we discussed new program initiatives together. He also took the time to review and edit my written reports as I researched the life of Tom Laws for National Park Service. Thank you Adrian! I will always treasure our friendship and celebrate your many examples of a life well lived. My condolences to Toni and family.
Jerry A.Headley left a message on January 19, 2023:
Adrian was a man of many talents. You could speak with him on pretty much anything. He loved sports at all levels, high school, college and professional. He was a loyal attendee at our Wednesday coffee and trivia meetings and always answered many of the sports questions. He was really good answering the boxing questions, especially about the boxers from the 40s and 50s. He had an Irish wit and was quick to laugh at pretty much anything. I'll miss seeing him at the local high school games and who was the best at whatever. He was a hoot.
clessie chrystal left a message on January 19, 2023:
Dear Toni I m so sorry to hear of husbands passing. May Christ help you through this very difficult time and hold you close in his comfort. You both will be in my prayers.
Bernard and Belinda left a message on January 18, 2023:
You made an impact on our lives. There are tons of memories we shared. We miss you.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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