Edgar Christopher O’Connor, age 89, Greenwood, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020. He was born in Indianapolis on September 28, 1930 to the late Harlan P. and Marie Louise O’Connor. He was the youngest of three brothers and is survived by Harlan P. (“Bud”) O’Connor. Richard Joseph O’Connor predeceased him in 1986.
Edgar was a 1949 graduate of Cathedral High School and a 1953 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Knox in Kentucky. Edgar drove a tank and was in clerical services. He was also a writer for the Army Fort Knox paper. He was a well-respected and successful banking professional in downtown Indianapolis for most of his adult life, advancing from teller at age 15 to vice president. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. He was a volunteer member of the board for Damar Homes and a volunteer elections poll worker.
He met the love of his life, Mary Lou Bullock, in high school. They were married in 1953 at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis and moved into their first home in military housing in Lexington, Kentucky. They moved back to Indianapolis to begin raising their family. A devout Catholic, he and his family attended and supported several churches, including Sacred Heart in Indianapolis, and continued supporting several charities to this day.
His wife, Mary Lou, and son, Kevin Joseph, predeceased him in 2008 and 1983, respectively. He is survived by daughters Marie Clare O’Connor, Kathleen Therese O’Connor, Eileen O. Ellis, Carol Frances Simpson, and Sharon Mary Van Tilburg; granddaughters Kimberly Therese Didrikson, Erin N. Stewart, Amanda B. Smith, Meredith P. Ellis, Claire Van Tilburg, and seven great grandchildren. Ed spent the last few years of his life under the dedicated care of staff at Forest Creek Village Nursing Home, for which the family is profoundly grateful.
“Ed” will always be remembered and cherished. May he be at peace and be reunited with his beloved wife, son, and all his family in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Parish, 1530 Union Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225. A private committal service will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Calvary Cemetery. O’Riley Funeral Home is serving the family.