Jacob 'FARVA' O’Connell


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Posted Online: Nov. 19, 2012, 8:34 pm
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Jacob "FARVA" O'Connell, 24, of Buffalo, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery in Buffalo. A luncheon will be held after services at the Buffalo Community Center. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
Jake was born Sept. 9, 1988, in Davenport, the son of Larry "Mike" Long and Julie Ann Long. He worked at SSAB and graduated from West High School in 2007.
He was a beloved baseball coach and an avid Michigan football fan. He enjoyed participating in bags tournaments and was an avid poker player.
Jake was a very social man and enjoyed his time with friends and family.
Jake is survived by his parents, Larry "Mike" and Julie Long, Walcott; brother, Nathanael O'Connell and Briane Franks, Aledo; grandparents, Jackie Kallenberger, Walcott, Robert Kallenberger, Blue Grass, Larry and Judy Long, Centerville, Iowa; great-grandparents, Harry and Juanita Upson, West Columbia, S.C.; and several beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.












 



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