Francis “Frank” O’Brien, 80, of Myerstown, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at his home after a long illness. He was the husband of Carol A. Schaeffer O’Brien. They celebrated their 42nd anniversary on Feb. 12.

Frank was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and immigrated to the U.S. with his parents, the late John and Jessie Timpany O’Brien, and his sister.

He became a U.S. citizen and attended school in Staten Island, NY. He joined the Navy in 1962 and was on active duty until 1964. He then joined the Air Force in 1964 and was on active duty until 1968. He was a telecommunications specialist and served in Vietnam.

After leaving the military, he worked at various jobs while attending college in KY. He graduated from Thomas More College with a degree in accounting. He was hired by the Internal Revenue Service, where he worked as a Senior Revenue Agent until 1998. He retired while living in Round Rock, TX.

He was a lifetime member of the DAV and the VFW. He enjoyed bowling, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Terri O’Brien, of KY; son, John (Katie) O’Brien, of KY; stepsons, Richard (Sara) Bordner, of PA, and Robert (Grace) Bordner, of MO; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, David (Mary) O’Brien, of SC; and sister, Marilyn (Gary) Banlowe, of FL.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.