Harold W. O'Brien

June 20, 2013  

LOWVILLE, 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.

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.    

Harold was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville.  

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 Papermakers Union.

He 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  13057.

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.

Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.