Roller Derby,' San Francisco BAY BOMBERS' coach. Donations can be made in Charles’ name to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Private services will be held by family. "Mr. Roller Derby"Charlie O’Connell, also known as "Mr. Roller Derby", has died of a heart attack.Mr. The man loved Roller Derby and he loved his part in it.”"Charlie O" skated for the New York Chiefs and the Chicago Westerners before signing on with the Bay Bombers in 1957. O'Connell initially skated for the New York Chiefs and the Chicago Westerners before signing on with the San Francisco Bay Bombers in 1957. One of the most beloved and popular roller derby stars of the 1960's and 1970's, Charlie was named most valuable player in the league eight times and played on five world championship teams in the 1960's. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. While as a skater, he settled in the Hayward-Fremont Hills area, of the Bay Area. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. Charlie discovered skating because his grandmother was a fan. × ). GREAT NEWS! Roller derby champion Charlie O'Connell was born on May 7, 1935 in New York City. O’Connell, who was said to have skated in more than 3,000 Roller Derby games, was a native of New York, where he discovered skating because his grandmother was a fan. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. There is a problem with your email/password. Charlie discovered skating because his grandmother was a fan. - IMDb Mini Biography By: All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. He became the highest-paid skater at his time.“He had a swagger about him. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. We have set your language to Failed to delete memorial. 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When most people think of the “Golden Age” they are referring to the 60’s and 70’s when Roller Derby was on 110 TV stations in the US and Canada, and we filled huge arenas and stadia and everyone knew Joan Weston, Charlie O”Connell, Ann Calvello, Ken Monte, Carol Meyer, Tony Roman, Mike Gammon, Judi Mcguire and many more as the superstars of Derby. Please enter location or other information that may help the volunteer in fulfilling this request. In fact, every time I watched it seemed Charlie O was getting his ass kicked because (for the longest time) he had no size to back him up. or John “Porky” Parker. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). English You can still file a request but no one will be notified. Oops, we were unable to send the email. 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The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional, No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. Charlie O'Connell was a New York City roller derby skater, considered the premier male star of his sport. O’Connell is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, (they have known each other for over 50 years), former skating star Judi McGuire-Connell. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. 42 likes. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Charles J “Charlie” O'Connell I found on Findagrave.com. When he retired from that, he moved to Oakdale, Ca and went into rental properties. He is also survived by half-sisters Patty and Gerry, daughter Christine Zittell and son Charlie O’Connell and his wife Jin, step-daughter Sharliee Cantal, grand daughter Brittaney O’Connell, grandson Darne’ Cantal, grand daughter Chyanne Felber and her husband Matt and great grand daughter Jocelyn Felber. He also was a member of the Oakdale Golf & Country Club for the past 23 years.Mr. Please reset your password. Year should not be greater than current year. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. During the Roller Derby road trips in Fall and Winter we required the skaters who wanted to use their cars to take two other people with them. “He was the best skater on the track — he was the kingpin and he was what people were buying tickets for,” said Gary Powers, director of the National Roller Derby Hall of Fame in Brooklyn, N.Y. “And Charlie knew it. Charlie discovered skating because his grandmother was a fan. Please contact Find a Grave at support@findagrave.com if you need help resetting your password. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? |  O'Connell died of a heart attack at age 79 on February 9, 2015. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Charlie O'Connell, Self: Derby. Roller derby champion Charlie O'Connell was born on May 7, 1935 in New York City. Roller derby champion Charlie O'Connell was born on May 7, 1935 in New York City. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. I watched Roller Derby for years and (I’m sorry to say) I NEVER saw Charlie O’Connell fair well against Ronnie Robinson (when he captained the Northwest Cardinals(?)) In 1974 he did a very short stint with the California (Los Angeles) Thunderbirds that lasted only months. where he played as much golf as possible. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. Thanks for your help! Select a place on the map to place the pin. In the wake of his second and final retirement O'Connell settled down in Oakdale, California and went on to manage apartment buildings as well as was a member of the Oakdale Golf & Country Club. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California, USA. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. O'Connell initially skated for the New York Chiefs and the Chicago Westerners before signing on with the San Francisco Bay Bombers in 1957. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. Try again later. We all loved this man and his wonderful sense of humor. Shavager. Try again later. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. He was big, gruff and friendly, unless you were a member of the other hated distaff teams of the banked track. Failed to report flower. GREAT NEWS! 'Mr. If that were the case, you were likely to end up flat on your back or over the padded railing.He wore number 40 during most of his career, and acted as captain or coach of his team.

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