Randy O’Brien, 56

obrienRandy “OB” O’Brien, 56, of Hazel Ave., Ellwood City died Thursday, October 27, 2016 at his residence.

Born November 27, 1959 in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Ronald O’Brien who passed away in 2015 and Susan Butler O’Brien of Beaver Falls .

Randy graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1977. He worked at the Ellwood City Forge until 2015. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. Randy played on a number of bocce leagues at the IMBS Club in Koppel where he was a social member. His most cherished time was spent with family and friends.

In addition to his mother, Susan, survivors include a son, Alex O’Brien of Ellwood City; sister, Debbie (Gary) Gatnarek of Harmony; niece and nephew, Amy and Joel Gatnarek; his companion, Kathleen McCall of Ellwood City and step children, Ashley Jones of Irvin, CA and Eric McCall of Orlando, Florida.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday October 30 from 1 pm until the time of the blessing service at 6 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate the services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Catholic Hospice.


Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

8 thoughts on “Randy O’Brien, 56

  1. My condolences to OB’s family during this difficult time.
    Had a lot of good times with Randy during our high school days.

    Paula Nahal Alessi

  2. To Debbie and her family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother; My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Deepest sorrow, your friend Deb Connors

  3. OB you were definitely one of the good guys! You put on this bad ass front but you were so compassionate and caring, and always put women first! Bill and I were so blessed to have had you for our buddy! We will surely miss you! I know you are in the arms of Jesus now and will always be watching over us when we “roll”! Love you Obs!

  4. My sympathy goes out to the entire family. Randy was an awesome guy, and nephew. May the Lord bless and keep him. Rest in peace Randy. Love, Aunt Jan

  5. Our dear Amy,
    We are so sorry that you are saying farewell to a much loved uncle today. Just know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hold your precious memories of him close to your heart, today and always. And remember, this good-bye isn’t forever….it’s only till you meet again.
    Love you, Darwin and Angie Burtner

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