TOPSHAM – Steve J. Obrin Jr., 76, died Thursday, April 4, 2019, at his home in Topsham. Steve was born Jan. 10, 1943, in Brunswick, to Steve J. Sr. and Blanche (Bosse) Obrin. He grew up in Pejepscot Village, attended St. Andrews Mission and graduated from Brunswick High School with the class of 1961. He attended the University of Maine in Lewiston and the University of New York Management School in Albany, N.Y. Steve served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Kitty Hawk and was discharged from the Navy at the Brunswick Naval Air base. In 1966, Steve was married to Therese Bonenfant, in Lewiston. Steve started working for St. John’s Credit Union in 1975 and retired from Atlantic Federal Credit Union as President/CEO after 34 years of employment. Steve credits two mentors as being instrumental in his career, Ray Swissler and John Sutton. He served as director of Maine Credit Union League, and chairman of the board for Tricorp Federal Credit Union. He was a 50-year member of the Brunswick Golf Club, a member of Post #202 American Legion of Topsham, Past Exalted Ruler and 60 year member of the Lewiston Elks Club, current member of the Brunswick Elks Club, and a 4th Degree member of Sekenger Council #1947 Knights of Columbus in Brunswick. Steve was an avid New York Yankee and New York Giant fan.

Steve was predeceased by his wife, Therese (Bonenfant) Obrin; a brother, Michael R. Obrin and a sister, Bernadette Richards-Washburn. He is survived by three daughters, Tina M. Sturgess and her husband, Geoffrey, of Topsham; Nicole S. Twyman and her husband, Matthew, of San Francisco, Calif., and Jill R. Pyle and her husband, Ernest, of Portland, Ore.; a son, Steve J. “Pip” Obrin III and his wife, Jennifer, of Durham; a brother, Joseph R. Obrin of Topsham; two sisters, Cynthia MacFarlane of Hampton, N.H., and Suzanne Multer and her husband, Harvey, of Hollis, eight grandchildren, Jacob and Lauren Sturgess, Sydney and Dylan Twyman, Owen and Wyatt Pyle,  Alyssa and William Obrin.

Visiting hours will be from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday April 10, at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., in Brunswick. There will be a celebration of Steve’s life from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at the Elks Lodge 2043, 179 Park Row, in Brunswick. A private graveside committal will be held at a later date.  To leave a note of condolence or share a memory, please visit

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