In 1963, Mr. O'Donnell accepted a manager's position at Draeger's Supermarket and moved to Menlo Park. Both Charles and Joan coached at St. Raymond School, where she was P.E. teacher and he became athletic director and eighth-grade basketball coach. He also served as chairman of the Menlo Park Recreation Commission and refereed both high school and college basketball games.
In 1987, Mr. O'Donnell accepted an offer to manage the Tides Resort in Bodega Bay. The couple moved to their horse ranch in Sebastopol, where they raised and showed Tennessee Walkers. While working at the Tides, he became a local radio personality, known as "Captain Charlie." After retirement, he volunteered as a CYO basketball coach.
Mr. O'Donnell is survived by his son, Matthew; step-daughter Ann Leishman; three grandsons; one step granddaughter; and step-great-granddaughter. His wife, Joan, died in September 2011.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Ceres Community Project of Sebastopol.
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