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Joseph Kieran O'Brien

February 14, 1929 March 17, 2022
Joseph Kieran O'Brien
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Joseph Kieran O’Brien, 93, of Pottsville, a true Irishman, passed away on Saint Patrick's Day morning.

To his friends and family he was known as Red, born with red hair on Saint Valentines Day in Heckscherville.

Joseph was the son of the late John S. and Catherine (Delaney) O’Brien.

He was a graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a Staff Sergeant during the Korea War from 1950-1954.

He was a life long Penn State football fan, sometimes watching the game more than once. Every summer his garden was flush with vegetables, and he enjoyed relaxing with his wife on an outdoor porch, feeding the local squirrels, chipmunks, and birds who relied heavily on his treats year round.

Joseph worked as a parts manager for Klitzner Ford in Shenandoah, a foreman at Chilly Willy in Schuylkill Haven, and lastly a deliveryman for Schoeneman Beauty Supply of Pottsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Marie Barbur; brothers: Patrick, John, Francis, Leo, William, and James; and sister, Marie Reed.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Victoria Ann (Lipinsky), to whom he was married 64 years; son, William, husband of Madalin, of Reading; daughter, Janet O’Brien, of Long Island, NY; grandchildren: Eric Kehl, Diamond Barbur, and Callista O’Brien; sisters: Rose Horan and Catherine Warfield.

A Memorial service will be held at a future date through the Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com.

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