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Donald O’Sullivan

A Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at St. Canice Church in Nevada City for Donald George O’Sullivan. Father James McKnight will officiate. Burial will immediately follow at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. Mr. O’Sullivan, of Nevada City, passed away Sept. 27 from congestive heart failure following a routine appendectomy. He was 90.

Mr. O’Sullivan was born July 4, 1917, to George O’Sullivan and Ulrica Sahlberg in Redwood City. He graduated from Sequoia Union High School in 1936, from Sierra States University in San Francisco in 1946 and from San Francisco College of Chiropractic in 1947.

Mr. O’Sullivan served in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945 as a medical technician after earning his X-ray technician license from the Medical Department Special Schools of the United States Army in 1941.



He married Mary McIntyre on May 25, 1948, in San Francisco.

Mr. O’Sullivan worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in San Francisco from 1948 to 1962 and at Chope Hospital with the County of San Mateo as an X-ray technician until he retired in 1982.




He was a member of The Knights of Columbus, Los Californianos, E.C.H.O, and he volunteered as an extraordinary Eucharistic minister of the sick at Spring Hill Manor Convalescent Hospital in Grass Valley. He enjoyed gardening, reading and being involved in the Nevada City Historical Society. He was an avid 49er fan.

Mr. O’Sullivan is survived by his son, Michael O’Sullivan; daughter, Kathleen O’Sullivan; son-in-law, Russell Hofeling; grandchildren Heather O’Sullivan, Meghan O’Sullivan, Rebecca O’Sullivan, Jennifer Hofeling and Amanda Hofeling; and sister, Anne Keene. He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary O’Sullivan in 2001.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 2399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley, CA 95945.


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