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Statement from Mayor Garcia

Release Date: 2020-08-10

We are incredibly saddened to share that my stepfather, Greg O’Donnell, has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. It’s a heartbreaking loss for our entire family, especially for my brother Jake.

Greg was a kind and good-hearted man, an amazing father and grandfather, and the best husband our mom could have ever hoped for. He worked hard for his family and started his own successful small business as a contractor with his brothers. Our mom Gaby, and Greg were married for 27 years and he lived a happy life. 

Jake and I want to thank the heroic nurses and doctors who cared for him in his last days. My brother posted the following and I completely agree:

 
"As my family is just broken with the loss of my parents—I find comfort in knowing that they are together again—free of any pain or suffering."
 

Greg passed away yesterday, one day after our mom’s memorial service.