Dean Philip O"Brien

June 30, 1958November 2, 2018

Dean O’Brien, of Gilbertsville PA, lost his battle with ALS on November 2, 2018.

Dean was born June 30, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of three children born to the late Frances O’Brien and Dolores Schneider-O’Brien.

In his youth, Dean was an exceptional athlete excelling in baseball. He also had a passion for football and as a devoted fan was delighted to see his Eagles finally win the super bowl.

While owning and operating a successful landscaping business, Dean decided to transition into the auto industry just because ‘he thought he would enjoy it’ and he truly did; working for nearly 20 years as a Sales Manager at Thompson Toyota.

Dean was an avid fisherman, golfer and poker player. He enjoyed a good road trip and loved the ocean. He was kind, gentle but strong, a bit of a prankster, with a wonderful sense of humor. Above all else he loved his family and was so proud of his children, grandchildren and their many accomplishments. Dean was a devoted husband, father and a loyal friend. He will be missed deeply by so many.

He is survived by his wife Tusia, children Mike (Kyla) O’Brien, Justin (Amy) O’Brien, Casey (Wayne) Miller, Larissa (Josh) Weiskopf, Melanie (Josh) Barkon, Skyeler O’Brien and 12 wonderful grandchildren. Also his brother Robert (Joyce) O’Brien, children Kelly (Henry) Schoch, Bob (Erica) O’Brien and grandchildren; nieces Kim (Craig) Nager and Danielle (Fran) Weiss, daughters of his late sister Lynn Brosious (John).

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 15 at The Copperfield Inn at Lakeside, 594 West Ridge Pike, Limerick PA 19468; beginning at 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Penn Comprehensive ALS Center, 330 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 in memory of Dean O’Brien.


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Gary Bonitatibus

November 15, 2018

Picture of Gary Bonitatibus, Steve Kolinsky and Dean right behind us along with the rest of the baseball guys that were able to attend that night which was 6 years ago.

Rest in Peace Dean.

Gary Bonitatibus

November 15, 2018

We were also planning on attending the service today and were bringing the Kolinsky's. Traffic was an absolute nightmare and what should have been a 45 minute drive was going to take at least 2 hours, so we were unable to attend.
I played high school baseball with Dean and he was always a happy go lucky guy with a great smile. Always a kind word for everyone. I was so glad he was able to attend Coach Kolinsky's baseball reunion a couple years back, as it gave all of us a chance to see him again.

Our condolences to his wife, kids, brother, nieces , nephews and grandkids.

May he now rest in peace as I'm sure what he and the family has gone through over the past year or two was painful on everyone.

Gary and Karen Bonitatibus

Gary Bonitatibus

November 15, 2018

To the family of Dean O’Brien,

Please accept our condolences on the passing of Dean and extend them to his children, grandchildren and family. We are very upset that the weather cancelled our trip to his memorial service.

Dean was a terrific baseball player. He didn’t say much and just went about his business, but he was extremely well liked and respected by his teammates. I can say without reservation that Dean was one of the most respectful and really good people I have ever coached. And he could really hit! We are so sorry for your loss.


Coach Steve Kolinsky and Mrs. Bunny Kolinsky

Abby Mason

November 7, 2018

Dear Tusia, Skyeler, and family,

We were all so sad to hear of Dean's passing. Our hearts go out to you all. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can help you with. James has really expressed his pain in not being here for you, Skyeler, and Rachel. Prayers and thoughts go out to you all at this difficult time.

James, Abby, and Dan Mason