Bill "OB" O'Boyle

Bill "OB" O'Boyle, 75, of Pocono Summit, died peacefully on April 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Eugene and Mary O'Boyle. Loving father and Grampy, he raised five children in the Poconos. He was an active member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Mount Pocono.

Bill is survived by his four children, Mary Jo Weston and her husband, Michael, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich; Jeanne Riley and her husband, Phillip, Cresco; Patrick O'Boyle and his wife, Teresa, Corpus Christi, Texas: and Ed O'Boyle and his fiancée, Ms. Billie Carberry, Newark, Del.; and six grandchildren, Monica Hermes, Rachel Riley, Miles Riley, Brianna O'Boyle, Kasey Weston and Allison O'Boyle.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Janeann Nealon O'Boyle; his son, Timothy O'Boyle; and two grandchildren, Timmy and Tami O'Boyle; and siblings, Donald, Eugene and Maureen.

He was known as a top hotelier who started his career locally and worked as general manager in several prestigious hotels across the United States. Throughout his career, Bill was recognized for his commitment to personal relationships that impacted the careers of many. He was a dedicated community leader with strong commitments to the individuals of the groups and organizations, in which he proudly participated and served.

Bill truly enjoyed the New York Yankees and New York Giants. However, his greatest pleasures in life were spending time with his children and grandchildren, whether on the golf course or while vacationing at the beach. His family was his greatest treasure and they will miss him dearly.

There will be a viewing on Monday, April 14, from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco.

The Reverend Father Gregory Loughney will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at St. Mary of the Mount Church, 27 Fairview Ave., Mount Pocono.

Burial will follow at Laurelwood Cemetery, 901 Bryant St., Stroudsburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Monsignor McHugh Elementary School Athletic Fund, 212 Route 390, Cresco, PA 18326.

Published in Scranton Times from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2014