September 25, 1919 - February 16, 2019
Bernard “Boo” Obert, 99, of Dushore, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019. Born September 25, 1919 in Dushore, he was the son of the late Regina and Martin Obert. Boo loved his family deeply and is survived by Lee Anne and Ray Fox, their daughter Cristi Kelley, her husband Paul and children Zachary and Madigan; Jill and Jim Sysock, their daughter Sarah Tarantino, her husband John and children Cecilia and Jack, and sons Kurt Sysock and James Sysock II; and Mary Grace Tabor and children Scott and Charity Tabor, their children Declan and Finlay, Amy and John Good, and Jason Tabor and Katie Bachman. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Helen “Tom” Obert, who he loved and missed until his last breath; a twin sister, Mary E. Meehan; a brother Joseh F. Obert; and a nephew John “Bucky” Cain. Boo was a World War II, U.S. Army Veteran. He was drafted in September 1941, before war was declared and never returned home until his discharge in 1945. He was a member of the 45th Division, which later was divided, and he joined a Regimental Combat Team known as the Bushmasters, out of Arizona. He achieved the rank of Sergeant Combat Leader. He was part of the invasion on the island of New Guinea fighting the Japanese. All of his service was spent in New Guinea, Panama, and Australia. Upon his discharge in 1945, he returned home and married his wife “Tom”. He was a proud veteran and felt honored to have served his country. After his military discharge, he joined the Mildred Legion Post 452, as Dushore did not have a post at that time. His father then donated the land that the Dushore Legion currently sits upon and Boo transferred to the Dushore American Legion Post 996 after its completion. He was also a member of Nelson Armes VFW Post 384 in New Albany. Boo was a member of the Saint Basil’s Catholic Church in Dushore and throughout his life his faith was always with him. One of his favorite pastimes after his retirement was to view the world from the family front porch. He and Tom spent many happy hours visiting with their neighbors and the many friends that stopped to sit awhile and talk about life. To allow time for his family to gather, a service will be held in the spring. The family will provide the flowers at that time. If you wish to send a memorial contribution, please send it to the American Legion Post 996, P.O. Box 171, Dushore, PA 18614 or to any of the many service organizations throughout the country. Boo says thanks for many happy years! Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.
Bernard “Boo” Obert, 99, of Dushore, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019. Born September 25, 1919 in Dushore, he was the son of the late Regina and Martin Obert. Boo loved his family deeply and is survived by Lee Anne and... View Obituary & Service Information
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