January 4, 1930 - August 9, 2021
Anthony T. O'Brochta, age 91, of Mentor, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 9, 2021. He was born in Pitt Gas, PA, on January 4, 1930, to the late Albert and Katherine O'Brochta (nee Staszel). He was a cherished and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great great-grandfather who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. After graduating from Waynesburg College in PA, where he received a bachelor's degree in Education and played college football, he served in the US Army during the Korean War. Before his move to Mentor, OH he taught and coached at Cumberland Twp. HS in Carmichaels, PA and received his master's degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Tony retired in 1985 after dedicating 23 years to Kirtland HS as a mathematics teacher and football coach. Tony was a devout Catholic and longtime parishioner of St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Mentor; an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, golfer, fisherman and gardener. Tony is survived by his children Colleen (Juan R. Gonzalez) Burke, Anthony (Betsy) O'Brochta and Kathleen (Mark) Tritchler, grandchildren Jason (Kathy) Burke, Taylor (Brittany) O'Brochta, Garrett O'Brochta, McKenzie O'Brochta, Diane Tritchler, and Grace Tritchler, great-grandson Kodi Burke and great great-grandson Wyatt Burke and sister Lucy Rumancik. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Rose Marie O'Brochta (nee Roman), his siblings Thomas O'Brochta, John O'Brochta, Frank O'Brochta, Pete O'Brochta, Paul O'Brochta, Andy O'Brochta, Joseph O'Brochta, Mike O'Brochta, Bill O'Brochta, Julia Stassa, Helen Kurtyka and Rose O'Brochta. A Mass celebrating the life of Tony will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11am at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church, 8560 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Ohio 44060. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anthony's name to his church's food pantry: "St. Mary's-Helping Hands" 8560 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.
Anthony T. O'Brochta, age 91, of Mentor, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 9, 2021. He was born in Pitt Gas, PA, on January 4, 1930, to the late Albert and Katherine O'Brochta (nee Staszel). He was a cherished and loving... View Obituary & Service Information
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