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Born:November 20, 1982
Summit, New Jersey
Died:March 9, 2009
Watchung, New Jersey

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Christopher O'Donnell, age 26, died suddenly on Monday night, March 9, 2009 in Watchung. Born in Summit, he resided in Warren for most of his life before moving to Watchung 5 years ago.

He was a graduate of Watchung Hills Regional High School, Watchung, NJ, Class of 2000, where he was a member of the wrestling team. Chris had worked for a time at Melissa's Deli in Watchung before attending SAE Institute for Audio Engineering in Manhattan, NY. 

A Boy Scout with Troop 28 in Warren, he enjoyed attending the annual camping trips to Sabattis, NY. He played baseball for many years and was an All Star with the Warren Township Baseball Association. 

Chris loved camping, hunting and hiking and was an excellent chef. He thoroughly enjoyed choreographing and dancing in various clubs in New York City.

His brother, Brian Michael O'Donnell predeceased him in March two years ago.

Surviving are his parents, Charles J. O'Donnell and Camille A. Cofone O'Donnell of Watchung; his brothers, Daniel and Kyle; his sister, Sarah; his paternal grandmother, Mary O'Donnell of Springfield; his maternal grandmother, Carmella Cofone of Brick and was loved by many cousins, aunts, uncles and numerous friends.

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Christopher I miss that beautiful smile
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back of my Acura legend that he loved so much...Ashley
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Personal Notes

Chris, I only found out about your transition yesterday, October 27, 2009. I'm absolutely floored. You were a good friend, even though we had lost touch for less than 8 months, and you gave me support and inspiration when I needed it. You heart was always warm, and open, and forgiving. I know that when Brian passed, it was so hard for you to accept it, and it just doesn't seem fair to those of us who love you that you are gone now too. I wish I could have been there to help you and guide you, but as I am sure you know now, I cannot do much of anything since my neck and spinal cord were injured. I know you have now found the peace and happiness that you sought after, for I know now that you truly have taken your free-spiritedness to a new level. I love you, Chris, and you are already greatly missed.
Added by Joseph Aspinall

My dearest Christopher, you would have been 29 in a few days. How I miss you every day. Your kindness and loving heart, my first born child. Each day your memory haunts me and my heart aches from your loss. I hope that you have found peace and happiness. All my Love,

Added by Dad

Sunday will be hard for us not having you with us anymore on your birthday. A part of me died with you and I always will be with you for eternity.
We will be back together some day but meanwhile I hope with all I have you are happy with your brother and others you loved so much that left also. Till then I love you my beautiful son.

Added by Mom
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