HENRY G. O’BAR

Posted April 03, 2009, at 10:29 p.m.

CASWELL – Henry G. O’Bar, 77, died April 2, 2009, in Caribou, after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 11, 1931, in Limestone, the son of Edmund and Phyliss (Albert) O’Bar. He was a graduate of Limestone High School and served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service, Limestone, for more than 30 years as a postal clerk. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Limestone, where he was also active in Ecumenical Food Pantry. Henry was named Limestone’s Citizen of the Year, in 2000. He was also a member of Limestone Knights of Columbus, Limestone Historical Society and American Field Service. Henry was a former Caswell Scout Master, as well as a member of Caswell School Building Committee. He was a volunteer driver for RSVP and Meals on Wheels, and was a foster parent for more than 30 children through Department of Human Services. Henry enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid stamp and coin collector, enjoyed camping and all outdoor activities. He married Adelma (Merrill) O’Bar, Feb. 11, 1956. Surviving, in addition to his wife of Caswell, are seven sons, Edmund O’Bar and his wife, Cathy, of Scarborough, Dale O’Bar and his wife, Susan, of Jacksonville, Fla., Kevin O’Bar and his wife, Pam, of Caribou, Scott O’Bar and his wife, Lisa, of Old Orchard Beach, Chad O’Bar and Marcial O’Bar, both of Bangor and Oscar O’Bar of New York; seven daughters, Nancy Gallagher and her husband, David, of Martinez, Ga., Elizabeth Coates and her husband, David, of Kathleen, Ga., Nicole Harris and her husband, Fernando, of Mundelein, Ill., Holly Ready and her husband, David, of Vassalboro, Jemmala O’Bar of Caswell, Oleka O’Bar of Caribou and Charlene O’Bar of New York; two sisters, Eliza-beth Ellis of Limestone and Mary Ann Kittle of Bowdoin; 18 grandchildren, four great-grand-children, several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Earl Herring of North Carolina; and two special loved AFS exchange students, Kari Antonsen of Nor-way and Zayako Nzai-Kilonzo of Kenya. He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur O’Bar; and a sister, Pauline Herring. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 6, at St. Louis Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie, pastor, officiating in a Mass of Christian burial. Spring interment will take place at the Northern Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, Caribou. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to contribute in memory of Henry may do so to Ecumenical Food Pantry at St. Louis Catholic Church or Frost Memorial Library Building Fund. Envelopes may be obtained through the funeral home. For an online register, please go to www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.

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