John W. O’Bier of Dagsboro, formerly of Seaford, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

John was born in Seaford on Dec. 14, 1945 son of the late W. Franklin O’Bier and the late E. Caroline (Wheatley) O’Bier. He was a graduate of Seaford High School class of 1963 and completed his bachelor’s degree from Goldey-Beacom.  

Mr. O’Bier worked for Abbott Laboratories as a pharmaceutical representative for 20 years. He then served his community as a Justice of the Peace Court Judge for Sussex County for another 20 years retiring in 2009.  

John was a sports enthusiast, as he umpired Little League for 30 years and also refereed high school football for 45 years. He was a Yankees baseball fan and had the honor in being hired in 2009 and 2010 for the Yankees spring training in Florida. John was also a faithful member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford here he served as a church usher.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald O’Bier. He is survived by his three children, Wendy Mitchell and her husband, Boyd of Townend, TN, Scott O’Bier of Dagsboro and John O’Bier and his wife, Kate of Long Beach, NY; six grandchildren, Josh O’Bier and his wife, Caitlin of Georgetown, Dillon Baker and his wife, Taylor of Dagsboro, Hailley Baker of San Clemente Beach, CA, Donovan O’Bier, Liam O’Bier and Darrigan O’Bier all of Long Beach, NY and five great-grandchildren, Maddy Ash, McKenna O’Bier, Bristol O’Bier, Rowan O’Bier and Lainey Baker.  

A viewing was held on Monday, April 24 at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford. A Masonic Funeral took place at the church followed by interment at Seaford Odd Fellows Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in John’s name to Nanticoke Little League, 101 Little League Drive, Seaford, DE 19973.  

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