Robert E. (Gene) O'Brien

July 3, 1953 — April 17, 2021

Robert E. (Gene) O'Brien

Robert E. “Gene” O’Brien, 67, of West Liberty, Ohio passed away at 1:46 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born July 3, 1953 in Urbana, Ohio, a son of Willadean Emily (Mefford) O’Brien and the late Robert Albert O’Brien. In addition to his father, Gene was also preceded in death by a brother, Jeff O’Brien.

Gene is survived by his life partner Judy Boyd; two daughters, Rachel (Michael) Phelps and Sarah (Shane) Boggs; three step children, Curt (Mandy) Boyd, Angie (Butch) Saunders and John (Sherri) Boyd; three grandchildren, Damen Eugene Young, Lane Jennings Boggs and Hudson Robert Phelps; eight step grandchildren; a brother, Ronald Dean O’Brien; a sister-in-law, Angie O’Brien; a niece, Lauren O’Brien and two nephews, Marshal O’Brien, and Eli O’Brien.

Gene had worked as a mechanical engineer for the former D.A.B. in Bellefontaine. An avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Gene was a lover of the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, feeding birds, watching sports and NASCAR on TV.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty, where Pastor Bill Walker will officiate the funeral service at 1:00 p.m.

Burial will follow the funeral service at the Springhill Cemetery in Springhills, Ohio.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty is honored to serve the O’Brien family.

D.S.

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Visitation

Saturday, April 24, 2021

11:00am - 1:00pm

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of West Liberty

101 Zanesfield Rd, West Liberty, OH 43357

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Starts at 1:00pm

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of West Liberty

101 Zanesfield Rd, West Liberty, OH 43357

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