Timothy F. O'Brien, Jr. Feb 14, 1940 - Sep 09, 2019
Timothy Francis O'Brien, Jr., “Stormy”, age 79, recently of West Chester, PA, and a long-time resident of Secane and Kirkwood, PA, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Monday, September 9, 2019 at Penn Medicine Hospice in West Chester.
Tim was born on a stormy night at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital on February 14, 1940 to Timothy F. O’Brien and Margaret C. Thompson (both now deceased). He was the oldest of 7 children. Tim attended Good Shepherd Catholic School in Philadelphia before attending West Catholic Boys’ High School, Class of ’57, where he enjoyed cross country running and long jump events in high school track.
He met the love of his life Bernice at age 13. They were together ever since and have been married for more than 57 years. Along the way they had 3 beautiful daughters: Theresa, Christine, and Barbara. Devoted to his daughters, Tim was also committed to youth softball and helped develop the Delaware Valley Softball League and Kedron Youth Associations. Together with his wife Bernice, Tim coached his daughters for many years within those programs.
Tim’s professional career spanned more than 44 years at Broadcast Advertisers Reports (BAR) where he worked as a printer and graphics designer until his retirement. After retirement from BAR, Tim and Bernice moved to Lancaster County, where Tim enjoyed driving folks within the Amish community. Tim’s passions in life were his family, friends, and gardening, but he always stated that his biggest accomplishment was his “4 girls”.
He was the brother of the late Robert and Joseph O’Brien.
Survivors: his loving wife: Bernice M. (Anderson) O'Brien; daughters: Theresa (Rich), Christine (Mike), and Barbara (Bob); siblings: Patrice, Jacqueline (Ed), Margaret, and Kevin; and grandchildren: Aidan, Kyra, Cole, Matthew, and David.
Visitation: Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm and Friday, September 13, 2019 from 9:00-9:45 am at the Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home, 5980 Chichester Ave., Aston, PA. Funeral Mass: Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 430 Valleybrook Road, Glen Mills. Burial: Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield. In Lieu of Flowers: Donations may be made in the name of Tim to either Penn Medicine Hospice-Development, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (make checks payable to “Penn Medicine Hospice-Chester County”) or Kedron Youth Association, K.Y.A., P.O. Box 148, Holmes, PA 19043 (make checks payable to “Kedron Youth Association”). Friends and relatives may visit www.nolanfidale.com to sign memory book and extend condolences to the family.
St. Thomas The Apostle Church
Begins: Sep 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am430 Valleybrook Road
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery
Sep 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm1600 S. Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064
Lucille Rokosz says:Submitted on: Sep 16, 2019
So sorry you lost your dad. Clearly, he was a family man. The slide show was proof of that for sure. I have very fond memories of a very caring person! So glad we worked together for so many years. He was a hoot!
Thomas Keith O'Brien says:Submitted on: Sep 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of my oldest cousin's passing. May he rest in peace. Love and prayers.
Jackie Tercha says:Submitted on: Sep 10, 2019
Thanks for being my brother, when I was younger you took me , Maggie and Kelly around to different events. Test in peace Reds
Mary Lawler says:Submitted on: Sep 09, 2019
Heartfelt thoughts go out to the O'Brien family at this time! I am forever grateful for the warmth and love of my sister-in-law Barb, my brother Bob and the entire O'Brien family! I can just hear him now playfully jibing St. Peter at the gate!!! Peace my friend! Stormy will be in my thoughts, especially at Thanksgiving!! Peace my friends!!! Luv, Mary Lawler
Monica and Jack Anderson says:Submitted on: Sep 09, 2019
We send our deepest condolences to all the family. Love and Hugs from the West Coast family.