An electrician who had tested positive to COVID could soon be remembered in a different way.
Norman T. O’Connor, 65, of Fort Myers, Florida, was diagnosed with COVID in July, and died on Monday in his home in Fort Myers.
He was a member of the Electricians Union of America and had been an electrician with a fleet of more than 150 trucks and equipment for the past decade.
In his last months, Mr O’Connor, a member for 30 years, would make trips to his home and the local gas station to take care of customers and customers’ pets.
He died in his sleep, his family said.
“I am deeply saddened by his passing,” Mr O ‘Connor’s daughter, Carol, said in a statement.
“I will miss Norman dearly, but he will always be a part of my life.”
“I don’t know what to say.
He was so talented and loved his family, friends and colleagues.
He made everybody proud.”
In his farewell letter, Mr T.O. said he was proud to have worked with his colleagues and to have been part of their community.
He said he loved to help and was grateful for the support of my family and friends.
He also wrote about the many opportunities he had in his life, including as a schoolteacher, a mechanic and a retired truck driver.
“He was always ready to lend a hand or lend a voice,” Ms O’Brien said.
“His passion for helping others and for helping people he met, and his love for his family and his community were what made him a wonderful human being.”
He was married to Ms OBrien for 38 years, and they have three daughters.
Mr O’ Connor was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1931, and worked in various fields throughout his career.
He started his career in trucking in 1949.
He later became an electricians union member and worked for the Florida Public Utilities Commission.
The couple had four sons and a daughter.