Obituaries » Thomas M. O'Brien

May 31, 1948 - January 5, 2019

Funeral Service Date
January 12, 2019
Funeral Service Time
11:00 am

Posted by:
marta

Posted on:
January 11, 2019

Dearest Liz and family, May you know the love and prayers that are being sent your way during this most difficult time. Mr O was the best coach and mentor anyone could ask for. Please know how much we care. Love and many prayers to you and your family. Paul and Marta Hartman Dr. Mindy Hartman-Mayol Molly Hartman-Trottier 99 Mackenzie KK Hartman 01

Posted by:
Tom Matera

Posted on:
January 10, 2019

Liz and family -- I am very sorry for your loss. Tom was a special person who radiated kindness and thoughtfulness. A genuine and giving man. My father cherished their friendship and how they talked golf, hoops, and everything under the sun. He was so selfless, contributing time, talents, and money to Saint Henrys, Bishop Luers, and the community in general. My first basketball coach. I could not have learned from a better teacher, both in how to play the game and as an example of a good human being. The Fort Wayne community lost a great one. My thoughts and condolences to you during this difficult time.

Posted by:
Tom Matera

Posted on:
January 10, 2019

Liz and family -- I am very sorry for your loss. Tom was a special person who radiated kindness and thoughtfulness. A genuine and giving man. My father cherished their friendship and how they talked golf, hoops, and everything under the sun. He was so selfless, contributing time, talents, and money to Saint Henrys, Bishop Luers, and the community in general. My first basketball coach. I could not have learned from a better teacher, both in how to play the game and as an example of a good human being. The Fort Wayne community lost a great one. My thoughts and condolences to you during this difficult time.

Posted by:
Jeff Hammel

Posted on:
January 8, 2019

Liz and family I am very sorry for your loss. What a great guy Tom was. Liz you may remember when he started with Simplicity his very first stop was at our dealership and you were with him. I think you wanted to make sure he could transition from selling cookies to lawn mowers! He made that switch very well. If you were on Tom\'s email list you have no doubt how much he loved his family, how much he loved his friends and how much he loved life. A fantastic man that will be missed by many.

Posted by:
Don Korjenek and Family

Posted on:
January 8, 2019

Liz and Family, You have our deepest condolences. We all got to know Tom while living in Fort Wayne as he was first a frequent referee at our St. John the Baptist basketball games, then the coach to my two oldest boys on the Bishop Luers golf team, and then as a friend as I helped Tom with the golf team our last couple years there. Tom was never short of kind words when it came to his family. And while many of his stories revolved around our common bond of sports, he also shared things about his faith, love, family bonds, and even struggles. He was a role model to our family in many ways, and I know he had a tremendous positive impact on so many young people in Fort Wayne through the years. He will be missed.

Posted by:
Mike Gavin

Posted on:
January 8, 2019

Liz, Bobby, Bret, Richie,Kristie and Grandchildren. Words cannot express the sorrow you must feel at this time. Tom was a wonderful man and I could not ask for a better cousin. I have nothing but many many fond memories of his visits to Oil City and my trips to Fort Wayne. I will forever miss seeing him and our long wonderful telephone conversations. Please be consoled that he is at peace with God, now and forever.

Posted by:
Janet Green

Posted on:
January 8, 2019

Liz, when I think of you and Tom and your family, I smile. What a beautiful journey you traveled together. How much Tom will be missed, is a tribute to what he brought to lives of all he touched. I pray that you can find some comfort and peace with the help of God, family and friends.

Posted by:
Mary Wright

Posted on:
January 8, 2019

Liz, Bobby, Bret, Richie, and Kristie, Let the memories of your fathers life provide you with the comfort you need during this challenging time. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for his life was rich because of you. I have many fond memories when Tom came to Oil City. He loved spending time with family. Sending hugs Jim and Mary

Posted by:
Rick Schadt

Posted on:
January 8, 2019

I worked with Tom for many years at Simplicity. When I first started there in 1994, new to the OPE industry, Tom was someone who took the time to teach me how this business ran. Almost 25 years later I’m still in the business and thanks to Tom continue to be successful. So sorry for your loss. Tom was a really good guy.

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Visitation Date

January 11, 2019

Visitation Time

04:00 pm – 07:00 pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church

Phone: 260-432-0268

Address: 10700 Aboite Center Rd Fort Wayne IN, 46804

Service Date: January 11, 2019

Service Time: 4:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior

Funeral Service Date

January 12, 2019

Funeral Service Time

11:00 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior

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