Obituary of William O'Brien
William J. O'Brien, 78, of Vineland, passed away at home on March 17, 2017. William served with the 1st Calvary Engineer Corp in Korea and Vietnam with the US Army, receiving an honorable discharge in 1962. He worked for years for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. as a territory sales manager. He owned and operated his own tire business in both Philadelphia and New Jersey. William was a member and past president of the Williamstown Rotary Club also serving as vice president of Washington Twp. Chamber of Commerce and as a Board of Director. For ten years William volunteered as a AARP Driver Safety Instructor & Zone Coordinator and was also a member of Sacred Heart Church.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Jacqueline O'Brien; his sister, Patricia Mahoney; brother-in-law and his wife, Michael & Sandra Calabrese and many nieces, nephews and cousins. William was predeceased by his parents, William J. & Magdelene O'Brien and his sisters, Joan O'Brien and Catherine Reiber.
A church Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:45am to 10:45am followed by a funeral mass at 11am from Christ The Good Shepherd Parish - Church Of Sacred Heart, 1010 East Landis Avenue, Vineland. Interment will follow in Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery, Bridgeton.
ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360.
Donations in memory of William may be made to:
New Jersey Veteran's Memorial Home, 524 North West Blvd., Vineland, NJ 08360
Cumberland County SPCA, 1244 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, NJ 08360
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