Timothy D. “Tim” O’Brien - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Timothy D. “Tim” O’Brien

August 8, 1949 - July 21, 2022

Timothy D. “Tim” O’Brien, age 72, of Middletown, DE, formerly of, Crofton, MD, Summerville, SC, and Williston, VT, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

Born in Chester, PA, on August 8, 1949, he was a son of the late Robert D. and Jean A. (White) O’Brien. Tim made his career as a chemical engineer in the plastics manufacturing industry.

Dedicated to his faith and community, Tim was a member of St. Joseph Parish and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a longtime Boy Scouts of America leader. Tim enjoyed travel, trip planning and studying genealogy. Most of all, he loved the time he spent with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his son, Dennis W. O’Brien. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Linda M. (Rose) O’Brien; children, Patrick D. O’Brien (Jennifer), Kevin T. O’Brien (Sara), Liam F. O’Brien (Emily), and Bevin M. Bouvier (Ryan); siblings, Terry Glenn, and Barry O’Brien; and grandchildren, Caeli, Caitlin, Madelyn, Maeve, Perrin, and soon to be born, Finnegan.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, July 29, 2022, at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 371 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tim’s memory may be made to Nativity Preparatory School, 1515 Linden Street, Wilmington, DE 19805 or by clicking here, or to Catholic Charities, 2601 West 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805 or by clicking here.

Any family or friends who are unable to attend the service for Tim may live stream the service by clicking here.



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8 Condolences for Timothy D. “Tim” O’Brien

  • Linda and family- so sorry to hear of Tim”s passing. I remember fondly our days counting money at IHM. The good Lord has Tim in his hands now- Mary Beth Sartorelli

  • The O’Brien family has my deepest sympathy on the loss of Tim. I am praying for all of you at this difficult time. He was my high school classmate, college roommate, and camping buddy…a good student, a gentleman, and a fun guy to be with. He will be missed.

  • Linda, I’m very sorry to hear that Tim passed away. I was just thinking about you two while ushering at IHM. Hope you’re doing okay.

  • Our acquaintanceship goes way to the 1960s when we were classmates at “Sallies.” Despite my being a nonconformist and class clown while Tim was an outstanding student, he was one of the few classmates who gave me the benefit of the doubt before judging me. I appreciated his friendliness.

  • Aunt Linda, and all of my wonderful cousins (and families);
    We are praying for your peace and comfort in this incredibly difficult time. I will always remember Uncle Tim for his humor and kindness, and for being such a loving father and husband.
    With prayers and love,

  • Family, We’re so sorry we couldn’t be there today to celebrate the wonderful person Uncle Tim was.
    But please know that I told about 20 people the Disney ‘91 story when Uncle Tim made fun of me when he came out of the camper with Spanish moss falling out of his mouth.
    He was such a great person and I see that in all of you.
    We love you and are thinking of you.

  • I knew Tim from Sallies as a wonderful nice guy, We got introduced when he became brother in law to to Al Rose whose daughter was in St Thomas with my daughter. From the video I could see that he had a nice family that will miss him dearly. God rest his soul!

  • To the Obrien family. I was looking for coworkers and by looking; I found out Tim passed on July 21st. He was one of our/my managers when we worked at Asten in Summerville, SC. You all please accept my condolences for the passing of Tim. He was truly a nice/great man. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾