John C. O'Conor Sr., 83, insurance adjuster

August 03, 2005

John Charles O'Conor Sr., a retired insurance adjuster, died of complications from cancer Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Ruxton resident was 83.

Born in New York City and raised in Forest Hills, Queens, he attended St. John's College and served in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. He was stationed in Germany, France and Italy.

He operated an import-export business in New York City, then became an adjuster for the Baltimore office of Hartford Insurance Co. in the 1950s. He retired 15 years ago as an adjuster for United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Monday at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity in Timonium, where he was a member.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, the former Sarah Josephine McLeran, a retired branch manager for BSI Temporaries; a son, John C. "Jay" O'Conor Jr. of San Francisco; a daughter, Carolyn S. "Lyn" O'Conor-Ferguson of Boston; and two brothers, William L. O'Conor Jr. of Ponte Vedra, Fla., and Joseph J. O'Conor of LaSalle, Mich. His first wife, the former Rosalie Diggs, died in 1961.

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