His loving children are: Dondi, John, Chris, Erin, Justin, Hanlon and Ingrid. His grandchildren are Nicholas and Kathryn, Jack, Colin, Rylan and Brynn. His brother John J. O’Connor and Peg Vollert stood with him in his final weeks and months and loved him dearly. After he left BGSU, he moved back and lived near his childhood home in San Anselmo, California, the site of so many of his early and celebrated stories. He devoted much of his time to listening to stories from everybody he met. If you met my dad you wouldn’t leave without him telling you a story about one of us, the people we met and more. He made many people - colleagues, friends, students, anybody - feel like family.