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Daniel Charles 'Dan' O'Brien

June 23, 1940 - April 30, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date May 8, 2018

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Daniel Charles “Dan” O’Brien, age 77, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.

Dan was born June 23, 1940 in Lima, to the late Joseph A. and Evelyn R. (Murphy ) O’Brien who both preceded him in death.

Dan was a 1959 graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School. Following high school he proudly served in the United States Army. Dan retired from the Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant after forty years of service. He was a member of the VFW #1275, enjoyed photography, fishing and sailing and he was an avid fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Dan loved spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

He was blessed with two daughters, Erin Patricia O’Brien who preceded him in death on November 6, 2014 and Morgan Colleen (Dave Courtney) O’Brien of Lima; four grandchildren, Grace Sawyer, Andrew Sawyer, Baron Howell and Ava Howell all of Lima; brother, Martin J. O’Brien who preceded him in death on October 9, 1962, brother, Terrence J. “Terry” O’Brien who preceded him in death on April 19, 2018; sister, Kathleen (Richard) Seitz of Lima, sister, Marna (Dean) Adamian of Canton, MI, sister, Margaret “Peg” Graham of Lima, Sister, Molly Barnes of Lima, brother, John (Erin K.) O’Brien of Lima and former wife , Belinda R. John of Lima.

In addition to his parents, daughter and brother he is preceded in death by two nephews, Joseph Barnes and Timothy Graham.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 240 W. Robb Ave., Lima, Ohio 45801. Father Jim Szobonya will officiate the services. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date in Gethsemani Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the VFW #1275 and the United States Army.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 7, at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL and one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday at the church. A parish wake service will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gerard Catholic Church, 240 W. Robb Ave., Lima, Ohio 45801or the VFW #1275, 124 E. Elm St., Lima, Ohio 45801.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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