Kevin John O'Connell

July 19, 1947 ~ February 9, 2020 (age 72)


Kevin John O’Connell, 72, passed away peacefully in the arms of the love of his life for 50 years, Margaret, on the morning of February 9, 2020 after a 2 year battle with cancer. He began his career in the Health Club industry at the age of 22 in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was instrumental in designing, building and operating many clubs, most notably Gold’s Gym in Hayward and Castro Valley Ca. After retiring he started an Airstream Restoration Business in Guerneville Ca. Kevin will be remembered for his quick whit and his animated story telling.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Margaret, daughters, Colleen & Jennifer and their families, sons, Shawn (wife Karin), Ryan (wife Amanda), his grandchildren, sister, Kathleen McKenzie, and many nieces and nephews. His grandparents, parents and 2 brothers predeceased him.

Per his request, Private Services will be held at a future date along the California Coast. In lieu of Flowers, donations in Kevin’s memory may be made to the Monte Rio Fire Foundation, PO Box 536, Monte Rio CA, 95462.

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