William G. O’Brien, 90

William G. O’Brien, 90, of Ellwood City passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at his residence following a brief illness.

Born November 1, 1929 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late George and Grace Stiefel O’Brien. He was married to Mary Joan O’Brien until her death on June 26, 2006.

Bill was a graduate of Lincoln High School. A veteran, serving four years in the Navy. He retired from the B & W in Beaver Falls after 37 years, working as the coal drawer inspector. An avid Steeler fan, he played football throughout his life, as a half-back playing for the semi-pro Bolt Busters in western PA. Bill enjoyed raising and flew homing pigeons since 12 years old. He trained horses and was a member of the Saddle Breed Horses Association. He loved to collect O-gauge trains. His most cherished times were spent with his family.

Survivors include his daughter, Loraine (Larry) Baker of Slippery Rock Twp; three sons, Patrick O’Brien of Ellwood, Jayme (Jan) O’Brien of Shenango, and David (Jenny) O’Brien of Toronto, OH; his brother, Robert O’Brien of Wampum; 12 Grandchildren & 16 Great Grandchildren; and his girlfriend, Mary Scott of Butler.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Harry; and four sisters, Blanche Young, Rosie Walker, Etta Hockenberry, and Clara Watson.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday October 3, from 10:00am until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00am at the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City. Pastor Tom O’Brien will officiate.

Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Concordia Hospice for their care.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

One thought on “William G. O’Brien, 90

  1. Family, i am praying for all of you at this time. He was a good man and good father. Love and Prayers, Sharran O’Brien Pryor

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