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Peter Patrick O’Donnell PhD

  • On January 23, 2024

Peter Patrick O’Donnell PhD, age 87 of Mt Lebanon passed away peacefully on January 22, 2024.

Born on January 23, 1936, in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Mary and Peter O’Donnell.

Beloved husband of 65 years to Phyllis (Michaels) O’Donnell, together they built a beautiful family.  He was the loving father to Peter F. (Kim) O’Donnell and Daniel O’Donnell (Patricia). Devoted grandfather to Patrick (Kristie) O’ Donnell and Kaitlin O’Donnell. Dear brother to Sister Mary Helen O’Donnell.

Peter was preceded in death by his sister Patricia O’Leary and brother Phillip O’Donnell.

Peter worked his way to be a remarkable educator. From his humble beginnings in West Homestead, he went on to attend St. Vincent College where he received his bachelor’s degree, Duquesne University for his masters and University of Pittsburgh where he received his doctorate. His career took many steps from educator to administrator. In addition to his impressive career, Peter was a proud member of the Marine Corp Reserves.  In his free time, he was an avid golfer and loved watching his Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  However, his most cherished time was the time he spent with his beloved wife Phyllis at their homes in Mt. Lebanon and North Port, Florida.  Peter will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

All services are private.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, McMurray, PA.

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Nancy Jean Morrison
Mr. O'Donnell was always very friendly when I was a student at KO high school. He was also, very nice when I was his colleague at Keystone Oaks.
Rob Barbret
Pete will be missed by all of his friends at Sabal Trace. He was a great friend to us all. I loved being on the golf course with Pete and on the rare occasion that we got a par Pete would say, "Par is good!" Pete was a man of great faith so I know he is resting comfortably in the arms of his Savior. RIP, Pete.
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