September 5, 2012

Chief Steward, Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Patrick O'Driscoll Dies
Tragic Boating Accident Claims Life of Teamsters Local 700 Member

Chief Steward Patrick O'Driscoll (right), shown here with fellow Master Sergeants, died in a tragic boating accident on Monday.

Master Sergeant Patrick O'Driscoll, Chief Steward for the Illinois State Police M/Sgt unit, died in a boating accident Sunday morning in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  Pat and his daughter were hit by another boat while riding on a jet ski.  Pat was killed and his daughter Maura was injured.

“Pat was a true friend to me and to all of Local 700. He was honest and loyal and he cared deeply for the members of our union. His death is a real tragedy,” said Becky Strzechowski, Local 700 President. “Even in the most difficult situations, Pat never lost his smile and could find a way to laugh. He loved life and his family. We should remember to keep his wife Beth and children Fintan and Maura in our prayers.”

A visitation will be held from 3-9 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St., Des Plaines, IL.

Funeral services will include a mass at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10, at St. Paul of the Cross, 320 S. Washington St., Park Ridge, IL. The funeral visitation will begin at 8 a.m., and the procession will leave Oehler Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m.

Interment will be at All Saints Cemetery, 700 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL.

3-9 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012
Oehler Funeral Home
2099 Miner St., Des Plaines, IL

Visitation: 8 a.m.
Procession Departure: 9:30 a.m.
Mass: 10 a.m.
St. Paul of the Cross
320 S. Washington St., Park Ridge, IL

All Saints Cemetery
700 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL

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