PYRITES - Charles Edward “Charlie” O’Brien, 90, of Churchill Street, Pyrites, died at his home on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.
A graveside service in Morley Cemetery will be announced in the spring. Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Canton, is handling arrangements.
Born August 21, 1932, in Canton, NY, he was a son of the late Edward W. “Cappie” and Sophie F. (Sobon) O’Brien. He was a 1950 graduate of Canton High School and then enlisted in the US Air Force. He served during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1954, where he was an M.P in Germany.
Charlie worked as a Union Welder, where he helped build the Seaway, and traveled the United States as an ironworker. He was an excellent hunter and fisherman.
Surviving is his companion of 40 years, Shirley Powers; sister Cheryl O’Brien Schoen; nephew Ryan (Sarah); three nieces, Dyan, Sandy (Peter), and Cathy (Bruce).
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister Cindi O’Brien Brown and a brother Richard W. O’Brien.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Canton VFW #1231, 34 Gouverneur Street, Canton, NY 13617.
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