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Richard Thomas O'Connell Passes Away

Friday, August 14, 2020  
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Richard "Dick" Thomas O'Connell, 92, of the Isle of Palms, SC, a retired food trade association executive, passed peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2020. O'Connell served as President and CEO of the Chocolate Manufacturers Association and the American Cocoa Research Institute (1972-1992) as well as simultaneously serving 10 years as President and CEO of the National Confectioners Association (1982-1992).