James E. O達rien, 91, died Friday morning July
7, 2006 at Geisinger Medical Center Danville PA. A lifelong resident of
Danville PA, he was the son of the late Joseph Hunter O達rien and Anna
He served in the United States Navy as a
machinist mate during World War II in the South Pacific on the repair ship
USS Mona Island. Mr. O達rien was employed as a journeyman machinist and
metalworker by Kennedy Van Saun Danville PA and then as an insurance
salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company until 1955. He was then
employed as a machinist by TRW Danville PA and lastly by PennDot for ten
years. A member of Grove Presbyterian Church Danville PA, his other
memberships included the Danville Moose, Danville Elks, Danville VFW and the
Danville-Mahoning Lodge #224 F & AM (life member).
Mr. O達rien enjoyed carpentry and built the
home where he and his family resided. He also enjoyed gardening and
He was married over 59 years to the late Lois
Gutelius O達rien. He is survived by one son Gary J. O達rien of Manassas, VA
and three daughters; Carole J. Onstead of Bloomsburg PA; Janice Stout of
Mercerville NJ and Christine O達rien Beydoun of Forest Hills NY. He is also
survived by four grandchildren; Jameson O達rien and Natasha, Janine and
Aleena Beydoun. Also surviving is one sister Ethel Jean Schott of
Bloomsburg PA. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by one
grandson Andrew O達rien in 2002.
memorial service will be announced by the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W
Mahoning Street Danville PA.