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Longtime Pasco educator O’Donnell dies

NEW PORT RICHEY — Arthur O’Donnell, a retired principal and longtime educator in Pasco County, has died. He was 67.

O’Donnell, who died Thursday, worked for the Pasco County school district for 35 years and during his tenure served as principal at Gulf High, Gulf Junior High, Hudson High and Ridgewood High. He retired in 2003.

O’Donnell, who began his career as a math teacher in 1968, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to information from Gulf High School.

He is survived by his wife, Renee; son Dave; daughters Jennifer Troxell, Melissa Turncliff and Courtney O’Donnell; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home Chapel in New Port Richey. The funeral service will be at noon Monday at Our Lady Queen of Peace church.

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