Charles J. O'Brien

January 9, 1907January 23, 2013

Charles Joseph O’Brien, Sr., 106, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2013. A Rosary will be said Saturday at 10:00 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with a visitation following at 10:30 and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Father Michael Kavanaugh will officiate. The family requests donations be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4074 Chambers Road, Macon 31206.

Mr. O’Brien was born in Barnesville, OH and was a retired train dispatcher for the Nickel Plate Railroad. He was the widower of Irene Catherine Wirkner O’Brien and the son of late John and Blanche Triplet O’Brien. Mr. O’Brien was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. O’Brien is survived by his daughter, Pat Blaha of Forsyth; son, Charles J. O’Brien, Jr. (Susan) of Medina, OH; grandchildren, Jane Gray (Tracy), Megan Medinis (Jim), Kelly Butler (Joe), Erin Vigne (Jeff), Molly Cope (Jason); 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Anne Bossman of Columbus, OH; brother, John D. O’Brien of Barnesville, OH; several nieces and nephews.

Visit to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.


  • Rosary Service Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Sharon Blaha Brown

November 17, 2013

The saints of the Church were ordinary people, whose extraordinary examples continue to inspire. Uncle Charles had a smile and a kind word for everyone, and was a wonderful model for all who knew him.

Gretchen Jahn

January 30, 2013

We will all miss you uncle Charles! Gretchen Jahn Norris,Amy Jahn McCrea,Becky Henry Jahn,Dave Jahn and family. We love you Charles and pray for your safe ride home beyond those big clouds. Our love is always with you. There will be peace in the valley.

Patti (King) Gillissie

January 28, 2013

Hi Chuck, I am sorry to hear of your loss, but happy you had your father for a nice long time. My parents have been gone for a long time now. May God bless you with His comfort.

Sheree Mixon

January 28, 2013

Jane, you and your family are in my prayers. Hold on to the precious memories of your grandpa and may they be a comfort to you.

January 28, 2013

Molly and family, We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of your grandfather. Best thing to do is remember all the good times you had with him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat Parma

January 26, 2013

We should all be as blesses, to enjoy life with our family for so many years. The Good Lord must have something wonderful for him in Heaven. God bless.

Georgia Poe

January 26, 2013

God Bless, 106 Charles must of been living right.

Darolyn Whisby

January 25, 2013

God has truly blessed Mr. O'Brien Sr. with longevity. Earth has not sorry that Heaven cannot heal. Jane, you and your family are in my prayers. May God Bless each of you.

Nita Murphy Smith

January 25, 2013

Jane ... You and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers!