Obit — William Lee O’Donnell |

Obit — William Lee O’Donnell

Memorial services will be conducted Dec. 30 for William Lee “Bill” O’Donnell, who died of heart failure Dec. 24, 2002, at Sacramento, Calif. He was 81.

A veteran of World War II, Mr. O’Donnell graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in 1942 and served as an engineering officer aboard merchant ships as a member of the USNR until the end of the war. He was a retired executive with Young Electric Sign Company, where he had served as vice president and division manager of the Reno, Nev., office from 1968 to 1984. He lived in Reno for 31 years prior to moving to Folsom, Calif., in 1998. Before joining Young Electric Sign Company, Mr. O’Donnell had been a founding partner of Sierra Neon Sign Company at South Lake Tahoe. He was a resident of the South Shore from 1958 to 1968.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara of Folsom; sons, David, Michael and Patrick; daughters, Kathleen and Kelly, 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at Miller Funeral Home, 507 Scott Street, Folsom.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Aid Society of Northern California, 2641 Cottage Way, Suite 24, Sacramento, CA 95825.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User