Longtime Merced County Supervisor Jerry O'Banion passes away at 74

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Former Merced County Supervisor Jerry O'Banion has been laid to rest.

The Dos Palos District Cemetery hosted a burial service for O'Banion yesterday.

The 74-year-old passed away last Sunday after he battled heart and lung issues, in addition to a bout with COVID-19.

O'Banion spent 28 years serving on the Merced County Board of Supervisors.

When he retired in 2018, he was the second-longest tenured supervisor in the state.

Prior to his time on the board, O'Banion was a councilman and Mayor of Dos Palos.
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