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Ernest Wilson O'Brien

Obituary for Ernest Wilson O'Brien

December 12, 1936 - October 13, 2017
| Age 80


Ernest Wilson O'Brien, age 80, died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family on Friday, October 13, 2017. He was born December 12, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA to Elsie Wilson O'Brien Fox and Thomas J. O'Brien. At the time of his death he resided in Solebury Township, PA where he was a resident for the last 30 years.

Ernest, proudly, served in the US Navy for 3 years from 1954 to 1957. He was employed by Penn Engineering and Manufacturing for 23 years, retiring in 2009.
Ernest is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn, of 57 years. Daughter, Sharon L. (Mark E.) Silks, Lansdale, PA Son, David M. (LeeAnne M.), Crafton, PA Grandchildren, Laura Panettieri (Geoffrey), Adam Silks, Avery Silks, Ethan O'Brien, Sophia O'Brien, Great Grandson, Derrick Hunt and Ernest's sister, Barbara Isett.

Ernest was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Flyers Fan.

Family and friends are invited to gather at 9am at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA, on Monday, October 23rd , and to participate in his Memorial Service at 10 am. Interment is private.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church Solebury, PA or Doylestown Hospital Hospice, Doylestown, PA.
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  • Trinity Episcopal Church
    Solebury, PA
  • Doylestown Hospital Hospice
    Doylestown, PA

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