Donald Barry O’Brien, Sr.

February 18, 1931 ‒ May 21, 2020

Columbus, Ohio

Donald Barry O’Brien, Sr., age 89, of Columbus, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, 21 May 2020 peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by Marilyn, his wife of 52 years; his children, Don Barry, Jr. (Patty) O’Brien, Kacy O’Brien, Bethanne O’Brien, Bonnie (Michael) Strawser; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A veteran of the Korean War, Don was proud of his service in the US Army and proudly fulfilled his duties as Commander of VFW Post 4153.

Don enjoyed playing checkers with his grandchildren and he loved the Lord.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Church.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the O’Brien family.  Please share a memory or condolence with the family on this website.

  • ❤ our hearts are heavy with the news of your tremendous loss but the Lord is in control and this is only for a little while…always remember each day that passes… brings you one day closer to being together again for eternity.

  • Marilyn,
    I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I will keep you all in my prayers. If you need anything please ask me!!

  • O’Brien Family-
    Our deepest sympathies for the family at this time. There is comfort in knowing that the Lord has the family in His hands. He promised to send a comforter to us in these times. Rely upon that, ask for the Lords help. He wants His children to call upon Him as we do/did our parent(s).
    I wasn’t able to know Don, But I can bet he had stories to tell. Remember those in your hearts, never forget the lessons that came out of those.
    In Our thoughts and Prayers-
    Ricoh Team