Born August 14, 1952 in Bradford he was a son of the late James and Barbara (Coldren) O'Connell. He attended Blaisdell school.
Danny lived a rich and full life. After his mothers death at an early age he was raised by his grandmother Ruth, after she passed he lived with and was cared for by Dennis and Darlene O'Connell. He loved to swim, cook, color pictures, watch Wheel of Fortune and was an avid WWF fan.
He is survived by one sister, Barbara (Ben) Ball, of Smethport, two brothers, Dennis O'Connell, of Cyclone and Robert (Cheryl) O'Connell, of Cyclone, six nieces and nephews: Derek (Ashley) O'Connell, Danny Ball, Kristi Ball, Alex Ball, James O'Connell, and Kaitlyn O'Connell, two grand nieces Cami, and Breawna.
At the family's request there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date and time to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Memorials if desired may be made to McKean County Special Olympics, Futures Inc., or McKean Count Care for Children. On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com