N.Y. — Harold
W. O’Brien, 61, of Jefferson Street, died Thursday, June
20, at his home, under the care of his loving family and
Lewis County Hospice.
The funeral service will
be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Iseneker Funeral Home,
Inc., Lowville. Burial will follow in Lowville Rural
Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday,
June 21, at the funeral home.
Born April 16, 1952, in
Heidelberg, Germany, a son of the late William H. and Irma
Schröder O’Brien, he graduated in 1970 from
Lowville Academy and attended Jefferson Community College
for one year.
Mr. O'Brien worked at AMF in Lowville from 1970 until 1973.
He married Dianne M. White on Aug. 21, 1971, at Lowville
Baptist Church. In 1973, he went to work for Lyons
Falls Pulp & Paper, working there until 2001, when the
mill closed. In 2002, Harold went to work for National
Gypsum in Delair, N.J., later transferring to Milton, Pa.,
where he currently worked as a project engineer.
was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church,
He was one of the original members of Lewis County Search
and Rescue, where he started as a driver, and later became
an EMT. He was an exempt member of the Lowville Fire
Department, which he joined in 1982.
Harold was a past member of the International Brotherhood of
enjoyed reading, collecting coins and technology.
Harold enjoyed spending time with family and friends,
especially his grandsons.
Surviving are his wife of
41 years, Dianne; three children, Danielle and D.J. Mosher,
Hilton, Harold “Bill” and Melissa O’Brien, Clay,
Jennifer O’Brien, Lowville; four grandsons, Justin and
Jason Mosher, Colin and Keegan O’Brien; two brothers and
two sisters, Robert O’Brien, Lowville; Doris and Kevin
Morak, Lowville, Patrick and Patricia O’Brien, Lowville,
and Ingrid O’Brien, Findley Lake; an aunt, and several
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County
Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367; or to the
American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY
may be shared with the family online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.
Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and