Patrick W. O’Brien, Jr., 90, of Fremont, OH passed away on February 24, 2016 at Bethesda Care Center. He was born on January 3, 1926 in Port Clinton, OH to Patrick W. and Amanda (VonEitzen) O’Brien, Sr. Pat served in the US Navy during WWII on the LST578 which had five invasions in the Philippians Islands region. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific American Theater Ribbon and Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
Pat married Doris Cole on March 17, 1950 at Grace Lutheran Church and she survives. He worked at the Herbrand Corp. for several years. He then worked as an operator at the Water Pollution Control Center for the city of Fremont until he retired on April 1, 1986.
Pat was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, V.F.W and was a charter member of Sycamore Hills Golf Course where he enjoyed golfing. He also enjoyed woodworking, fishing, playing cards and gardening. He was an avid Indians, Browns, Cavs and OSU fan. Pat worked with ODNR to help spot nesting eagles in the area. He also loved to attend his grandchildren’s activities.
Pat is survives by his wife of sixty-five years, Doris O’Brien, Fremont; children, Patti (Tom Poorman) Metcalf, Thomas O’Brien, John O’Brien all of Fremont, Christine (James) McArthur, Huntersville, NC; grandchildren, Ryan (Alisa) Metcalf, Drew (Kariena) Wetzel, Kelley O’Brien, Casey (Danielle Shepard) O’Brien, Joshua O’Brien, John A. (Mahalia) O’Brien, Jr., Alexandra McArthur and Ariel (Nester) Carrera and eight great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Justin O’Brien; brothers, William, James, Ralph and George O’Brien.
Private services will be held at a later date with burial taking place at Mount Lebanon Cemetery.
Memorials: Grace Lutheran Church, 705 W. State St., Fremont, OH 43420.
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My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time!
May you RIP,Pat!
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
All our love – Your Niece, Kathleen O’Brien Benya and Nephew, James Michael O’Brien and their families