Samuel O'Brien

May 18, 2024 - June 09, 2015

A lover of nature, went quietly into the hands of the Lord June 9, 2015, at Vincentian Home in North Hills. Samuel was born April 13, 1921, in Oil City, PA, to the late Samuel C. and Anna (Dugan) O’Brien. He met the love of his life, the late Alice E. (Greer) O’Brien, while working at the A&P Tea Co. in Butler, PA. Sam and Alice were married Sept. 13, 1949, in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. Their 62 years of married life lives on in their children, Juanita (late Austin) O’Toole, of Erie, Samuel (Rosemarie), of Ross Township, Karen (Tim) Pugh, of Butler, David (Cheryll), of Loyalhanna, and Stephen (Arlene), of Ross Township; brother of the late Juanita O’Brien, the late John and Mildred O’Brien, Della (late Robert) O’Brien; grandfather of Kimberly, Amy, Brien Gulish, Christopher (Kim) O’Brien, Kelly (Mike) Stanton, Carey (Chris) Skelton, Erin Oliver and Matthew Pugh; great- grandfather of Anna Gulish, Cody, Kayla, and Kadence O’Brien, Autumn Ford, Michael and Patrick Stanton, and Nathanial and Noah Oliver; great-great-grandfather of Julian and Jordan Gulish. Sam and Alice made their home in Butler until moving to Baden in 1962. There Sam was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where he was an active member in the St. Vincent DePaul Society and as a volunteer, making pierogies, cooking for pancake breakfasts, and transporting the elderly to appointments. Sam worked as a store manager at the A&P Tea Co. throughout Beaver County. After moving to Cranberry, he was a member of St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. Sam loved dancing with Alice, fishing, maintaining a lawn, garden, and flowers. Most of all, he loved to be with his family and friends. Visitation will be Thursday 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DEVLIN’S FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY TWP., 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. John the Baptist Church, 377 Linmore Avenue, Baden, PA 15005 Friday 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private.

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  • Alisa and Lou Penrod

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father and grandfather. We prayer for your comfort and strength at this time and in the days to come. We prayer that you will find peace and joy from the many memories you have shared with him. Hugs and Prayers to each of you,
    Alisa and Lou Penrod

  • Carol & Mike Gavin

    Condolences to all the O”riens.
    Sam was a Great Guy & I will always remember him fondly. We had some wonderful times together at the family reunions. I will miss his smile.


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